A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:52:20 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7314 East, latitude -14.1801 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005gfg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gfg. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 12:52:20 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:52 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 94 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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