A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8781 East, latitude -14.3507 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005eff. Id of event: us20005eff. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:22:03 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 08:22:03 / April 4, 2016 @ 8:22 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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