A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 23:17:57 / August 29, 2016 @ 11:17 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jlv. Id of event: us10006jlv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6841 East, latitude -13.9578 South, depth = 127.78 km. The temblor was detected at 10:17:57 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.78 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km W of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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