A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 16:53:14 / April 3, 2016 @ 4:53 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8102 East, latitude -14.2038 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:53:14 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). 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 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ebs. Id of event: us20005ebs.
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 87 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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