A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 23:25:03 / December 31, 2015 @ 11:25 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:25:03 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.43 km (19 miles). Unique identifier: us10004bv6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bv6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.1007° East, -15.0436° South, depth 30.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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