A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 104 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (65 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000drtf. Unique identifier: us1000drtf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.1 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:12:28 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.5662 East, latitude -17.1298 South, depth = 53.1 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/04/18 / 2018-04-25 05:12:28 / April 25, 2018 @ 5:12 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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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: 104 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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