A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.7173° East, -17.1417° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bisj. Unique identifier: us7000bisj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 03:44:23 / September 6, 2020 @ 3:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:44:23 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 91 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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