A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 168 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (104 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 223.1 km (139 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:32:13 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.0822° East, latitude -12.4346° South, depth = 223.1 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 23:32:13 / August 27, 2016 @ 11:32 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j4b. Id of event: us10006j4b.
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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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