A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 03:10:39 / September 6, 2020 @ 3:10 am. Exact location, longitude 167.851° East, latitude -17.1172° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:10:39 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bl5z. Unique identifier: us7000bl5z.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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