A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 44.09 km, 167.8345° East, -17.6982° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.09 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004e0c. Event ids that are associated: us10004e0c. The temblor was reported at 23:50:23 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 12:50:23 / January 4, 2016 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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