A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 30.86 km, 166.8251° East, -15.0471° South. Event id: us1000da65. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000da65. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.86 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 16:19:20 / March 22, 2018 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:19:20 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 24 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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