A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 19:13:04 / August 25, 2017 @ 7:13 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:13:04 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000abu2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abu2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.9447 East, latitude -14.5727 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 87 km SSE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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