A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.74 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004b1e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b1e. Exact location, longitude 167.8265° East, latitude -14.9035° South, depth = 12.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:51:54 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 16:51:54 / January 3, 2016 @ 4:51 pm.
The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 85 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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