A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 177 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (110 miles) on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:09:12 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 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, longitude 167.5683° East, latitude -19.1759° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d63l. Id of event: us6000d63l. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 23:09:12 / December 25, 2020 @ 11:09 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 177 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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