A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:22:27 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003q55. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003q55. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.44 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 04:22:27 / October 21, 2015 @ 4:22 am. Exact location, longitude 167.448° East, latitude -14.8458° South, depth = 127.44 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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