A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 120.85 km, 167.6273° East, -14.8004° South. Unique identifier: us10003q2k. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003q2k. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 22:31:08 / October 20, 2015 @ 10:31 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.85 km (75 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:31:08 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 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 Luganville.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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