A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 291 km E of Sola, Vanuatu (181 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.2435 East, latitude -14.0491 South, depth = 611.92 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 611.92 km (380 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:01:06 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 05:01:06 / April 19, 2017 @ 5:01 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008iwf. Id of event: us10008iwf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 291 km E of Sola, Vanuatu.
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