A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 12:27:03 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 169.0451 East, latitude -17.921 South, depth = 224.27 km. Unique identifier: us70008vsx. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008vsx. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/20 / 2020-04-14 01:27:03 / April 14, 2020 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 224.27 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km ESE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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