A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 166.8 km (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4431° East, -14.6429° South, depth 166.8 km. Id of earthquake: us2000h776. Event ids that are associated: us2000h776. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/18 / 2018-08-25 01:08:49 / August 25, 2018 @ 1:08 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:08:49 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 61 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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