A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 20:53:59 / April 28, 2020 @ 8:53 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.94 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us700099za. Event ids that are associated: us700099za. Exact location of event, longitude 166.9677 East, latitude -14.8279 South, depth = 67.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:53:59 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter).
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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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