A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 09:48:25 / September 6, 2020 @ 9:48 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 09:48:25 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7915 East, latitude -17.1174 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bl64. Id of event: us7000bl64. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 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 twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 88 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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