A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.964° East, latitude -17.1729° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000a5zg. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5zg. Global time and date of event 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 00:38:46 / May 28, 2020 @ 12:38 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:38:46 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 72 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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