A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.44 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 09:03:13 / January 21, 2017 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.4706° East, -14.7979° South, depth 114.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007ull. Event ids that are associated: us10007ull. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:03:13 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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