A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 08:01:30 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008m2b. Event ids that are associated: us20008m2b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.5566° East, latitude -16.4924° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 21:01:30 / February 14, 2017 @ 9:01 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro. Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 44 km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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