A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7064° East, -17.3877° South, depth 30.14 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:45:02 / 10:45 pm (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 30.14 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008sgp. Event ids that are associated: us20008sgp. Global time and date of event 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 11:45:02 / March 8, 2017 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 75 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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