A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.1924° East, -17.6358° South, depth 218.49 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 218.49 km (136 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:12:58 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 13:12:58 / December 20, 2020 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000d27u. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d27u.
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 93 km E of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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