A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.3 km (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1499 East, latitude -15.0428 South, depth = 122.3 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:19:43 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 14:19:43 / March 5, 2018 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d4bg. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4bg.
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 53 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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