A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bl61. Event ids that are associated: us7000bl61. The temblor was reported at 03:27:31 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 03:27:31 / September 6, 2020 @ 3:27 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.9673° East, -17.0285° South, depth 35 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 86 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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