A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bpdd. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpdd. The temblor was detected at 09:04:29 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 09:04:29 / September 12, 2020 @ 9:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7991° East, -17.1058° South, depth 14.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.69 km (9 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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