A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:26:35 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 21:26:35 / October 21, 2015 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137.12 km (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.3954° East, latitude -14.7992° South, depth = 137.12 km. Event id: us10003qfp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qfp.
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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