A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Vanuatu region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 636.08 km (395 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20006u89. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006u89. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.185 East, latitude -14.8852 South, depth = 636.08 km. Global time and date of event 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 17:50:38 / August 22, 2016 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:50:38 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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