A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 86 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (53 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:50:32 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004vap. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vap. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 07:50:32 / January 23, 2016 @ 7:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.4788° East, -14.5051° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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