A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 05:26:14 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 177.47 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 18:26:14 / February 28, 2016 @ 6:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 177.47 km, 167.3965° East, -14.3255° South. Id of earthquake: us10004tf6. Event ids that are associated: us10004tf6.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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