A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 196 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (122 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009y1w. Event ids that are associated: us20009y1w. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:59:25 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 15:59:25 / July 13, 2017 @ 3:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8121 East, latitude -12.2594 South, depth = 255.23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 255.23 km (159 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 196 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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