A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bgka. Id of event: us6000bgka. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:57:23 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.07 km (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.6996° East, -15.1549° South, depth 126.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 17:57:23 / August 12, 2020 @ 5:57 pm.
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 68 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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