A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4857 East, latitude -14.6388 South, depth = 141.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 00:52:02 / January 21, 2017 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:52:02 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.02 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008hgb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hgb.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty 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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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. 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: 65 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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