A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 166.7831° East, latitude -14.2669° South, depth = 9.01 km. Id of earthquake: us20005eaj. Event ids that are associated: us20005eaj. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:46:15 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 12:46:15 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.01 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 91 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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