A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (61 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 207.76 km, 168.8785° East, -18.4425° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:46:54 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 04:46:54 / October 20, 2020 @ 4:46 am. Unique identifier: us6000cc54. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cc54. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 207.76 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 98 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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