A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 00:39:43 / September 17, 2020 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bznw. Id of event: us6000bznw. Exact location, longitude 167.9964° East, latitude -15.7348° South, depth = 230.42 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:39:43 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 230.42 km (143 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 73 km ENE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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