A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 124 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu (77 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.8201 East, latitude -13.0114 South, depth = 120 km. Unique identifier: us10008rtd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008rtd. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 16:57:33 / May 6, 2017 @ 4:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:57:33 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 124 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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