A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 05/04/20 / 2020-04-05 04:09:54 / April 5, 2020 @ 4:09 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70008sgm. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008sgm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:09:54 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.404 East, latitude -15.1667 South, depth = 125.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.16 km (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km ESE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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