A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 09:27:54 / September 7, 2020 @ 9:27 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.6102° East, -16.9914° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:27:54 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000blsq. Event ids that are associated: us7000blsq.
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). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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