A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.38 km (62 miles). Exact location, longitude 168.7872° East, latitude -18.2883° South, depth = 100.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pfb. Unique identifier: us10003pfb. The temblor was detected at 09:47:09 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 22:47:09 / October 17, 2015 @ 10:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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