A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 140 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu (87 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.7 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008hci. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hci. Exact location of event, depth 39.7 km, 166.282° East, -13.5993° South. The temblor was picked up at 02:02:07 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 15:02:07 / January 19, 2017 @ 3:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 140 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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