A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:55 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg4g. Id of event: us7000cg4g. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154.82 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 154.82 km, 167.3904° East, -14.237° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 04:26:55 / November 12, 2020 @ 4:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 43 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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