A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km WSW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (86 miles) on Thursday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:16:07 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 20:16:07 / March 22, 2017 @ 8:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 165.7866° East, -15.3502° South, depth 57.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.3 km (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008vmj. Id of event: us20008vmj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 139 km WSW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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