A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.3339 East, latitude -18.1505 South, depth = 31.86 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:15:51 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.86 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p5h. Id of event: us10006p5h. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 22:15:51 / September 12, 2016 @ 10:15 pm.
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). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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