Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 66 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu


Earthquake location -17.3254S, 167.8508WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 12:03:53 / May 27, 2020 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:03:53 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.8508 East, latitude -17.3254 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a5uk. Unique identifier: us6000a5uk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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