A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Vanuatu region (0 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 23:43:39 / August 27, 2020 @ 11:43 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:43:39 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000bggl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bggl. Exact location, longitude 173.5334° East, latitude -20.839° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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