A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:07:27 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000aucr. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aucr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132.07 km (82 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4691° East, -14.8531° South, depth 132.07 km. Global time and date of event 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 15:07:27 / September 25, 2017 @ 3:07 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 50 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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