A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 88 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (55 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:35:05 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005ke1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ke1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 01:35:05 / April 13, 2016 @ 1:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.5495 East, latitude -14.4136 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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