A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 12:48:03 / August 2, 2017 @ 12:48 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a5xu. Event ids that are associated: us2000a5xu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 106.3 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.5869° East, -14.5609° South, depth 106.3 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:48:03 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Each 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-two 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km S of Sola, Vanuatu.
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