A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dhaj. Id of event: us7000dhaj. Exact location, longitude 167.1034° East, latitude -13.1394° South, depth = 202.86 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:48:55 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 202.86 km (126 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 03:48:55 / March 9, 2021 @ 3:48 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 94 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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