A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu on Thursday. Global time and date of event 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 00:17:10 / October 1, 2020 @ 12:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 168.6685° East, latitude -18.1474° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c6fz. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6fz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:17:10 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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