A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 115 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (71 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.0279° East, -17.073° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 18:59:57 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c6r4. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6r4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 18:59:57 / October 3, 2020 @ 6:59 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 115 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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