A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7094 East, latitude -14.194 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:52:21 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 21:52:21 / April 9, 2016 @ 9:52 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ikb. Unique identifier: us20005ikb.
Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 97 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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