A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 23:44:38 / March 25, 2017 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.1781 East, latitude -13.3018 South, depth = 202.83 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 202.83 km (126 miles). Unique identifier: us10008dja. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dja. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:44:38 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 75 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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