A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 102 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (63 miles) on Monday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:11:42 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 14:11:42 / September 28, 2020 @ 2:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4qs. Id of event: us6000c4qs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6064 East, latitude -17.1041 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 102 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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