A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.64 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ak5e. Event ids that are associated: us7000ak5e. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 20:53:32 / July 2, 2020 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.3949 East, latitude -14.8491 South, depth = 141.64 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:53:32 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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