A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 176.39 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:22:05 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005yp0. Unique identifier: us20005yp0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 23:22:05 / May 27, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3493° East, -14.7811° South, depth 176.39 km.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 43 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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