A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 113 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:31:32 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2671° East, -17.5779° South, depth 10.29 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 12:31:32 / October 5, 2015 @ 12:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.29 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10003nl5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nl5.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 113 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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