A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jeu. Unique identifier: us10005jeu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.5487° East, -14.9574° South, depth 133.72 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 21:40:07 / May 23, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:40:07 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). 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 133.72 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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