A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.8637 East, latitude -17.7877 South, depth = 49.34 km. Global time and date of event 29/04/20 / 2020-04-29 06:21:54 / April 29, 2020 @ 6:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.34 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009afp. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009afp. The temblor was detected at 17:21:54 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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