A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 129 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (80 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:48 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 14:13:48 / April 18, 2016 @ 2:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 166.1873° East, -14.2401° South, depth 7.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.97 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10005bym. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bym.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 129 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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