A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 94 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.9247° East, latitude -15.0001° South, depth = 34.97 km. Event id: us20004zab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zab. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 18:03:17 / February 6, 2016 @ 6:03 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:03:17 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.97 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 94 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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