A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 175 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (109 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006ed4. Event ids that are associated: us10006ed4. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:16:13 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 166.9684° East, -12.3985° South, depth 218.03 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/16 / 2016-08-12 05:16:13 / August 12, 2016 @ 5:16 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 218.03 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 175 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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