A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us20005ebu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ebu. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 17:17:38 / April 3, 2016 @ 5:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:17:38 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4085 East, latitude -17.7102 South, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km ENE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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