A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hap. Id of event: us20008hap. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 05:13:22 / February 3, 2017 @ 5:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7338 East, latitude -14.3003 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:13:22 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 89 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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