A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 13:01:05 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8062 East, latitude -14.3277 South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jka. Id of event: us10005jka. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 02:01:05 / May 16, 2016 @ 2:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 84 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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