A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 130 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu (81 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.4804 East, latitude -13.345 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:39:03 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 16:39:03 / September 4, 2016 @ 4:39 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mrg. Id of event: us10006mrg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 130 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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