A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.7489 East, latitude -17.747 South, depth = 22.81 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:50:09 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000aqet. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqet. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.81 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 13:50:09 / July 12, 2020 @ 1:50 pm.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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