A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:41:19 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 04:41:19 / February 27, 2017 @ 4:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.22 km (64 miles). Exact location of event, depth 103.22 km, 167.518° East, -14.6132° South. Id of earthquake: us100087hq. Event ids that are associated: us100087hq.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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