A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000a5um. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5um. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:34 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.6243° East, -17.7214° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 12:43:34 / May 27, 2020 @ 12:43 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 73 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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