A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 123.47 km (77 miles). Global time and date of event 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 15:50:37 / February 17, 2016 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:50:37 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 123.47 km, 167.3872° East, -14.8761° South. Unique identifier: us10004r2p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004r2p.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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