A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (41 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:22:14 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 166.6517° East, latitude -14.5902° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 00:22:14 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:22 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iw7. Id of event: us20005iw7.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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