A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137.6 km (86 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:08:04 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.289 East, latitude -14.9 South, depth = 137.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 16:08:04 / March 27, 2017 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dm1. Id of event: us10008dm1.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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