A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 195 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (121 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008ptc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ptc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 184.3 km (115 miles). Exact location, longitude 166.8061° East, latitude -12.2703° South, depth = 184.3 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:50:37 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 04:50:37 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:50 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 195 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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