A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.5037° East, -14.9135° South, depth 127.47 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 21:08:17 / December 29, 2015 @ 9:08 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:08:17 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004brn. Id of event: us10004brn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.47 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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