A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 162 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (101 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:28:05 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4788 East, latitude -18.9738 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d632. Unique identifier: us6000d632. Global time and date of event 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 12:28:05 / December 25, 2020 @ 12:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 162 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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