A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 19:33:20 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 19:33:20 / September 15, 2020 @ 7:33 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bpug. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpug. Exact location of earthquake, 167.4425° East, -17.7015° South, depth 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
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 ten, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 92 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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