A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 109 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 23:03:21 / January 2, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.295° East, -17.8298° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dhi. Id of event: us10004dhi. The temblor was reported at 10:03:21 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter).
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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 109 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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