A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (59 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:27:03 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 03:27:03 / September 2, 2020 @ 3:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 105.87 km (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bjmz. Id of event: us7000bjmz. Exact location of earthquake, 168.9171° East, -18.3738° South, depth 105.87 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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