A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 135 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (84 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 166.1072° East, -14.2437° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us20005jsg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jsg. The temblor was detected at 23:35:37 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 12:35:37 / April 19, 2016 @ 12:35 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 two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 135 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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