A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 19:38:58 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cehm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cehm. Global time and date of event 10/11/20 / 2020-11-10 19:38:58 / November 10, 2020 @ 7:38 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.64 km (73 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, longitude 167.3385 East, latitude -14.9624 South, depth = 117.64 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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