A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 163 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (101 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.96 km (83 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 14:35:48 / August 18, 2017 @ 2:35 pm. Unique identifier: us2000aazz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aazz. The temblor was detected at 01:35:48 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 166.7652 East, latitude -12.6244 South, depth = 133.96 km.
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 two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 163 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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