A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 54 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:53:02 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005dvm. Id of event: us10005dvm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8578 East, latitude -14.5935 South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 15:53:02 / April 25, 2016 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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