A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 08:55:29 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7457 East, latitude -17.114 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:55:29 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bpdf. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpdf. 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 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 91 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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