A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.9894° East, latitude -17.0363° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:40:40 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/06/20 / 2020-06-07 19:40:40 / June 7, 2020 @ 7:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a7kq. Unique identifier: us6000a7kq. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close 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. 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 six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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