A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7679 East, latitude -14.7809 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004gd8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gd8. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:41:53 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 15:41:53 / January 18, 2016 @ 3:41 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 42 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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