A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 162 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (101 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7s8. Id of event: us6000d7s8. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:26:47 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.6144° East, -19.0393° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 09:26:47 / January 2, 2021 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT.
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 three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 162 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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