A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 134.35 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 00:15:51 / May 13, 2017 @ 12:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wf4. Unique identifier: us10008wf4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.658 East, latitude -14.2519 South, depth = 134.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:15:51 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 42 km SSE of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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