A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 21:40:24 / August 30, 2020 @ 9:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.9143° East, latitude -17.1515° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bf3r. Unique identifier: us7000bf3r. The temblor was detected at 21:40:24 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 77 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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