A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000depm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000depm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.6716° East, -17.7464° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:10 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 01:13:10 / January 29, 2021 @ 1:13 am.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 68 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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