A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 00:36:12 / March 19, 2016 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5425 East, latitude -14.8887 South, depth = 132.87 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:36:12 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 132.87 km (83 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bsc. Id of event: us20005bsc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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