A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lf1. Id of event: us20008lf1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 22:59:17 / February 10, 2017 @ 10:59 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.6901° East, latitude -18.0944° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:59:17 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 77 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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