A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.94 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, depth 44.94 km, 166.9312° East, -15.0855° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 16:05:41 / March 22, 2018 @ 4:05 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000d7ji. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7ji. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:05:41 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km WSW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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