A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event id: us10005gc7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gc7. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 15:32:43 / May 1, 2016 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:32:43 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.7502° East, -17.4715° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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