A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (61 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.01 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 09:07:17 / September 12, 2020 @ 9:07 am. Event id: us7000bpde. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpde. The temblor was picked up at 09:07:17 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6646 East, latitude -17.1043 South, depth = 14.01 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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