A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 04:22:58 / October 9, 2020 @ 4:22 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:22:58 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c89a. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c89a. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.9873° East, -17.2186° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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