Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 86 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu


Earthquake location -16.9938S, 168.5788WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 168.5788° East, latitude -16.9938° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:04:28 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 08:04:28 / September 15, 2020 @ 8:04 am. Event id: us7000bng9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bng9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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