A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (101 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us6000d63e. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d63e. Global time and date of event 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 21:01:43 / December 25, 2020 @ 9:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:01:43 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4066° East, -18.9351° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 163 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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