A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 03:07:03 / September 6, 2020 @ 3:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.8395° East, -17.1657° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bl5j. Event ids that are associated: us7000bl5j. The temblor was picked up at 03:07:03 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 80 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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