A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 179 km N of Sola, Vanuatu (111 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.3145 East, latitude -12.2779 South, depth = 250.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 16:16:26 / January 15, 2017 @ 4:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 250.36 km (156 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007wg3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wg3. The temblor was reported at 03:16:26 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 179 km N of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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