A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bl5s. Id of event: us7000bl5s. Exact location of event, longitude 167.6882 East, latitude -17.1416 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 05:39:04 / September 6, 2020 @ 5:39 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:39:04 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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