A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 23:03:00 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.5514° East, latitude -17.7811° South, depth = 59.1 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 12:03:00 / April 15, 2017 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008jib. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008jib. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.1 km (37 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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