A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 166.8023° East, latitude -14.2208° South, depth = 39.3 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:03:35 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 21:03:35 / April 4, 2016 @ 9:03 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 39.3 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005ffc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ffc.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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