A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 18:36:00 / February 28, 2017 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.93 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.2632° East, latitude -14.0517° South, depth = 175.93 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:36:00 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100087qt. Unique identifier: us100087qt.
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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