A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:39:23 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 175.84 km (109 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.4169° East, latitude -14.4094° South, depth = 175.84 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 20:39:23 / June 19, 2017 @ 8:39 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009nmj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nmj.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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