A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.15 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 10:17:49 / August 28, 2020 @ 10:17 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bea6. Id of event: us7000bea6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.7066° East, latitude -14.94° South, depth = 38.15 km. The temblor was reported at 10:17:49 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 69 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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