A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.9576 East, latitude -14.1464 South, depth = 10.07 km. The temblor was reported at 10:10:48 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005gg5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gg5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 23:10:48 / April 3, 2016 @ 11:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.07 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 70 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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