A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4608 East, latitude -13.883 South, depth = 154.5 km. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 02:14:04 / March 20, 2017 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.5 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008v9w. Event ids that are associated: us20008v9w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:14:04 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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