A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004dhl. Event ids that are associated: us10004dhl. Exact location, longitude 167.5331° East, latitude -14.6775° South, depth = 151.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.4 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 09:08:54 / January 2, 2016 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:08:54 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
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 nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 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: 66 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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