A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 81 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (50 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us10005jkb. Event ids that are associated: us10005jkb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 166.6126° East, -14.448° South, depth 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 03:02:33 / May 16, 2016 @ 3:02 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:02:33 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 81 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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