A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072n5. Id of event: us100072n5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.69 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 16:24:13 / October 23, 2016 @ 4:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.2644 East, latitude -14.1494 South, depth = 165.69 km. The temblor was detected at 03:24:13 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km SW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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