A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008h9u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008h9u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 22:02:32 / April 8, 2017 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:02:32 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 168.0951° East, -18.3877° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 76 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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