A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.2391° East, latitude -14.3828° South, depth = 144.26 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:15 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004g0u. Unique identifier: us10004g0u. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 04:47:15 / January 15, 2016 @ 4:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 144.26 km (90 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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: 64 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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