A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 10:49:25 / July 12, 2017 @ 10:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 183.87 km (114 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:49:25 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 183.87 km, 168.0626° East, -15.6097° South. Unique identifier: us20009xhh. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009xhh.
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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