A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 18:52:34 / December 26, 2020 @ 6:52 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:52:34 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 168.5087 East, latitude -18.3118 South, depth = 64.48 km. 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 64.48 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000d38y. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d38y.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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