A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 23:12:30 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600040at. Ids that are associated to the event: us600040at. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138.05 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 168.3541 East, latitude -17.8915 South, depth = 138.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/06/19 / 2019-06-13 12:12:30 / June 13, 2019 @ 12:12 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five 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: 17 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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