A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 162.08 km, 167.5957° East, -14.6071° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 11:09:51 / February 1, 2016 @ 11:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:09:51 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x46. Id of event: us20004x46. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.08 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 76 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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