Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

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Earthquake location -17.2892S, 167.8365WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000ah79. Event ids that are associated: us6000ah79. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.8365° East, -17.2892° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 13:46:26 / June 16, 2020 @ 1:46 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:46:26 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel the quake?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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