A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 26.46 km, 167.5396° East, -18.2694° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ggr. Id of event: us20005ggr. The temblor was reported at 06:05:20 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 19:05:20 / April 8, 2016 @ 7:05 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 26.46 km (16 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 101 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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