A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 20:28:24 / May 27, 2017 @ 8:28 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us10008x6k. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008x6k. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7804° East, -17.5268° South, depth 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:28:24 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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