A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 08:15:30 / November 9, 2016 @ 8:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.0993 East, latitude -14.8843 South, depth = 96.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.12 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:15:30 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100076fv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076fv.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 19 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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