Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Port-Vila in Vanuatu


Earthquake location -17.3448S, 167.5663WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:02 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a6ej. Id of event: us6000a6ej. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.5663° East, latitude -17.3448° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 17:50:02 / May 29, 2020 @ 5:50 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 90 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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