A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us20004vlp. Event ids that are associated: us20004vlp. The temblor was reported at 06:06:34 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2554° East, -13.8317° South, depth 200.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 200.14 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 19:06:34 / January 29, 2016 @ 7:06 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). 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. 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 fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km W of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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