A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 03:17:35 / May 22, 2017 @ 3:17 am. Exact location, longitude 167.7561° East, latitude -17.3554° South, depth = 39.54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.54 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:17:35 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us10008vil. Unique identifier: us10008vil.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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