A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 194 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu (121 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 169.1115 East, latitude -13.015 South, depth = 647.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:49:00 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 647.77 km (403 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 15:49:00 / April 21, 2017 @ 3:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008n5p. Unique identifier: us10008n5p.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 194 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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