A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 07:03:56 / August 25, 2020 @ 7:03 am. Exact location, longitude 166.8757° East, latitude -14.9145° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bci0. Id of event: us7000bci0. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:03:56 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 25 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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