A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 166.9256° East, latitude -14.0676° South, depth = 15.46 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.46 km (10 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 13:10:01 / May 2, 2016 @ 1:10 pm. Unique identifier: us10005gi4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005gi4. The temblor was reported at 00:10:01 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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