A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 187.68 km (117 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.0281° East, latitude -13.2771° South, depth = 187.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ar2e. Event ids that are associated: us7000ar2e. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 02:47:56 / July 19, 2020 @ 2:47 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:47:56 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 87 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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