A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 126 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (78 miles). Global time and date of event 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 23:53:56 / April 14, 2017 @ 11:53 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.81 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.2137 East, latitude -18.1571 South, depth = 22.81 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:53:56 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008jbn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jbn.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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