A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600044ar. Event ids that are associated: us600044ar. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9899 East, latitude -18.3279 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:29:40 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 05:29:40 / June 16, 2019 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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