A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 177.21 km, 167.347° East, -14.4551° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 11:37:46 / February 28, 2016 @ 11:37 am. The temblor was reported at 22:37:46 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004tcm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004tcm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 177.21 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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