A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 10:15:02 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.5046 East, latitude -15.0354 South, depth = 131.43 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 131.43 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/18 / 2018-01-10 23:15:02 / January 10, 2018 @ 11:15 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000cnw6. Event ids that are associated: us2000cnw6.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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