A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 111 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (69 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c20g. Unique identifier: us6000c20g. Exact location, longitude 167.2662° East, latitude -17.7507° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 00:53:40 / September 28, 2020 @ 12:53 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:53:40 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 111 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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