A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 165.9968 East, latitude -15.2016 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 23:12:28 / October 1, 2015 @ 11:12 pm. Event id: us10003n92. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003n92. The temblor was picked up at 10:12:28 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 114 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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