A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 177 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (110 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 05:49:17 / March 26, 2017 @ 5:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:49:17 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.5045° East, -19.1358° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10008djy. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008djy.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 177 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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