A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 10:08:52 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). 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 164.84 km (102 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4411 East, latitude -14.8155 South, depth = 164.84 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mga. Id of event: us20008mga. Global time and date of event 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 23:08:52 / February 25, 2017 @ 11:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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