A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:53:04 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tsb. Id of event: us10006tsb. Exact location of earthquake, 168.0889° East, -18.2987° South, depth 46.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.88 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 11:53:04 / September 29, 2016 @ 11:53 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 67 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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