A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 146.34 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 21:59:01 / May 17, 2016 @ 9:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3725° East, -14.7601° South, depth 146.34 km. The temblor was detected at 08:59:01 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005i3b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 47 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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