A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 200 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu (124 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 02:15:04 / October 14, 2016 @ 2:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.08 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:15:04 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 166.282° East, latitude -12.5603° South, depth = 34.08 km. Unique identifier: us20007fkx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fkx.
Every 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 200 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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