A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 06:10:52 / October 5, 2019 @ 6:10 am UTC/GMT. 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 199.02 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.2339 East, latitude -13.2432 South, depth = 199.02 km. Event id: us70005r0n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005r0n. The temblor was reported at 17:10:52 / 5:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 78 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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