A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Event id: us2000a2sk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a2sk. The temblor was picked up at 12:53:54 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 01:53:54 / July 31, 2017 @ 1:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4834 East, latitude -14.4439 South, depth = 172.6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 172.6 km (107 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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