A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 180 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (112 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006pqk. Unique identifier: us10006pqk. Exact location of event, depth 205.04 km, 166.9759° East, -12.3553° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 14:50:10 / September 8, 2016 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.04 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:50:10 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 180 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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