A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 129 km N of Sola, Vanuatu (80 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 23:16:17 / July 7, 2017 @ 11:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 262.6 km (163 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:16:17 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009w15. Unique identifier: us20009w15. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4648 East, latitude -12.7198 South, depth = 262.6 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 129 km N of Sola, Vanuatu.
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