A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kh1. Unique identifier: us20008kh1. The temblor was reported at 22:26:31 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 235.31 km (146 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 11:26:31 / February 5, 2017 @ 11:26 am. Exact location of event, depth 235.31 km, 167.3264° East, -14.1242° South.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km SW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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