A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.56 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:24:30 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100096l5. Unique identifier: us100096l5. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 06:24:30 / July 4, 2017 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4307 East, latitude -14.7575 South, depth = 133.56 km.
Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 52 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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