A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 6.8 km, 167.7231° East, -17.0844° South. The temblor was picked up at 10:09:29 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bl6d. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bl6d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.8 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 10:09:29 / September 6, 2020 @ 10:09 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 95 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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