A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. The temblor was detected at 02:56:04 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.13 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, depth 13.13 km, 167.4984° East, -17.2944° South. Unique identifier: us10004tds. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004tds. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 15:56:04 / February 28, 2016 @ 3:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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