A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us2000jpka. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jpka. The temblor was reported at 18:55:36 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 185.38 km (115 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.1247° East, -14.5224° South, depth 185.38 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 07:55:36 / February 16, 2019 @ 7:55 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). 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).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km N of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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