A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.8403° East, -17.1692° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 14:15:38 / September 28, 2020 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:15:38 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c4qy. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c4qy.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and five 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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