A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005h00. Id of event: us20005h00. Exact location, longitude 166.901° East, latitude -14.1386° South, depth = 8.41 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.41 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:16:35 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 02:16:35 / April 4, 2016 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 75 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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