A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event id: us6000d2tk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2tk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.78 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:35:50 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 03:35:50 / December 25, 2020 @ 3:35 am. Exact location of event, depth 132.78 km, 168.8092° East, -18.4654° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 96 km SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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