A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 14:05:08 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:05 pm UTC/GMT. 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 132.26 km (82 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:05:08 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.2236 East, latitude -14.8821 South, depth = 132.26 km. Event id: us10004e0s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e0s.
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville. Close 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 six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 26 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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