A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 02:33:56 / September 12, 2016 @ 2:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:33:56 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.4107° East, latitude -14.5019° South, depth = 132.99 km. Id of earthquake: us10006quu. Event ids that are associated: us10006quu. The epicenter was at a depth of 132.99 km (83 miles).
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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