A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Event id: us10008kma. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008kma. Exact location of event, depth 117.85 km, 167.3783° East, -14.9027° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 11:36:17 / April 25, 2017 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.85 km (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:36:17 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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