A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.7929° East, -17.0908° South. Event id: us7000bl5l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bl5l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 03:31:57 / September 6, 2020 @ 3:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:31:57 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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