A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 154 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (96 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:34:43 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 02:34:43 / January 22, 2016 @ 2:34 am. Event id: us20004v2e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v2e. 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 230.64 km (143 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.1765 East, latitude -12.533 South, depth = 230.64 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 154 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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