A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dkh. Unique identifier: us10008dkh. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 14:14:10 / March 26, 2017 @ 2:14 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.7859° East, latitude -13.6995° South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 01:14:10 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Nearby 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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