A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg55. Id of event: us7000cg55. Exact location of earthquake, 168.6001° East, -17.2281° South, depth 209.19 km. The temblor was detected at 20:02:05 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 20:02:05 / November 12, 2020 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 209.19 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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