A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:23:33 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.31 km (101 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 162.31 km, 167.4368° East, -14.6064° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b6i1. Unique identifier: us6000b6i1. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 00:23:33 / July 30, 2020 @ 12:23 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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