A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 11:05:04 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007ra4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007ra4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/17 / 2017-01-05 00:05:04 / January 5, 2017 @ 12:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.98 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.3659 East, latitude -14.8619 South, depth = 135.98 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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