A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (52 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 20:55:28 / October 21, 2020 @ 8:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:55:28 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c6bs. Unique identifier: us7000c6bs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.2849 East, latitude -14.9837 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 84 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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