A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 12:40:02 / February 8, 2016 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:02 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.7259° East, -17.4747° South, depth 26.17 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004zii. Unique identifier: us20004zii. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.17 km (16 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 69 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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