A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Id of earthquake: us1000995p. Event ids that are associated: us1000995p. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.323 East, latitude -14.7494 South, depth = 207.79 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 207.79 km (129 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:04:07 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 08:04:07 / July 6, 2017 @ 8:04 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 44 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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