A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu (86 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 11:22:02 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ariv. Unique identifier: us7000ariv. Exact location, longitude 166.7707° East, latitude -12.8791° South, depth = 113.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 11:22:02 / July 20, 2020 @ 11:22 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.58 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 139 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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