A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us70008rqt. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008rqt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.26 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:20:08 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.9802 East, latitude -15.1015 South, depth = 34.26 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 18:20:08 / April 3, 2020 @ 6:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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