A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 148 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (92 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:15:10 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a9fp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9fp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 192.41 km (120 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 19:15:10 / August 15, 2017 @ 7:15 pm. Exact location, longitude 166.9986° East, latitude -12.6525° South, depth = 192.41 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 148 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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