A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 116 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (72 miles). Unique identifier: us20005ii4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ii4. Exact location, longitude 166.5033° East, latitude -14.1387° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:21 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 15:20:21 / April 15, 2016 @ 3:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 116 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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