A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. The temblor was detected at 00:32:52 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gsx. Id of event: us10004gsx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 13:32:52 / January 24, 2016 @ 1:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5434 East, latitude -17.6102 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 83 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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