A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:47:06 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 15:47:06 / January 18, 2016 @ 3:47 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004gd4. Event ids that are associated: us10004gd4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 166.9731 East, latitude -14.6727 South, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 42 km N of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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