A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 181 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (112 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.77 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:35:01 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aawr. Id of event: us7000aawr. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8085 East, latitude -12.4019 South, depth = 90.77 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/20 / 2020-06-18 01:35:01 / June 18, 2020 @ 1:35 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 181 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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