A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:45 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 12:27:45 / April 10, 2020 @ 12:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 93.78 km, 167.311° East, -15.153° South. Id of earthquake: us70008ye6. Event ids that are associated: us70008ye6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.78 km (58 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 30 km ESE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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