A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.5069° East, latitude -14.875° South, depth = 123.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:41:32 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 18:41:32 / July 17, 2020 @ 6:41 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000b2tz. Event ids that are associated: us6000b2tz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 123.77 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 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 eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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