A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:37:01 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.4736° East, latitude -14.9206° South, depth = 117.86 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 07:37:01 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.86 km (73 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005lij. Unique identifier: us20005lij.
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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