A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a606. Unique identifier: us6000a606. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.7292 East, latitude -17.2319 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 17:37:54 / May 28, 2020 @ 5:37 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:37:54 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 83 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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