A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 12:02:18 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.28 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 12:02:18 / July 29, 2020 @ 12:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.4663 East, latitude -14.6669 South, depth = 118.28 km. Id of earthquake: us6000b980. Event ids that are associated: us6000b980.
Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 59 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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