A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10008udm. Event ids that are associated: us10008udm. The epicenter was at a depth of 171.44 km (107 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.4398° East, latitude -14.4526° South, depth = 171.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 13:48:41 / May 16, 2017 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:41 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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