A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 201 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (125 miles) on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10007uga. Event ids that are associated: us10007uga. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:20:43 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.1169° East, -12.1123° South, depth 276.04 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 10:20:43 / January 4, 2017 @ 10:20 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 276.04 km (172 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 201 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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