A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 158 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (98 miles). Global time and date of event 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 20:23:03 / August 4, 2017 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 250.61 km (156 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6cw. Id of event: us2000a6cw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 250.61 km, 167.011° East, -12.5559° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:03 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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: 158 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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