A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 175.45 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 21:40:24 / August 5, 2020 @ 9:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:40:24 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 175.45 km, 167.3848° East, -14.4709° South. Event id: us6000b9ws. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9ws.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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