A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d8cf. Unique identifier: us2000d8cf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:18:05 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 06:18:05 / February 17, 2018 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.8909 East, latitude -14.8406 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
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 fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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