A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 205.25 km, 167.0985° East, -13.1809° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us100072hb. Unique identifier: us100072hb. 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 205.25 km (128 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/16 / 2016-10-27 21:53:59 / October 27, 2016 @ 9:53 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:53:59 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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.
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