A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 08:21:19 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 166.7161° East, latitude -14.0161° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 21:21:19 / April 6, 2016 @ 9:21 pm. Event id: us20005iag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iag.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km W of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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