A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:55:41 / 4:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200 km (124 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4235° East, -13.281° South, depth 200 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 17:55:41 / January 26, 2017 @ 5:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008iqh. Event ids that are associated: us20008iqh.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 68 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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