A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 167.3255° East, latitude -13.5809° South, depth = 199.9 km. Global time and date of event 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 16:11:28 / February 13, 2017 @ 4:11 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 199.9 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20008ls1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ls1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:11:28 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 41 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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