A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.539° East, latitude -14.8662° South, depth = 100.71 km. Unique identifier: us6000bakl. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bakl. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:27:07 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 100.71 km (63 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 02:27:07 / August 3, 2020 @ 2:27 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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