A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 17:42:18 / February 14, 2019 @ 5:42 pm. Event id: us2000jnmd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jnmd. The temblor was picked up at 04:42:18 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 126.31 km, 167.5028° East, -15.0006° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.31 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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