A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 130 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (81 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:40:49 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005js0. Unique identifier: us20005js0. Exact location of event, longitude 166.1737 East, latitude -14.2419 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 10:40:49 / April 19, 2016 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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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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. 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: 130 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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