A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us60003qlr. Unique identifier: us60003qlr. Exact location of event, longitude 167.8864 East, latitude -17.5789 South, depth = 10.72 km. 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 10.72 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:04:38 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 14:04:38 / May 14, 2019 @ 2:04 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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