A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us6000berv. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000berv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 178.46 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/20 / 2020-08-10 01:49:19 / August 10, 2020 @ 1:49 am. Exact location, longitude 167.2862° East, latitude -14.3611° South, depth = 178.46 km. The temblor was detected at 01:49:19 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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