A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu (59 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 269.68 km (168 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 17:40:15 / August 17, 2017 @ 5:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 169.71 East, latitude -18.7967 South, depth = 269.68 km. Event id: us2000aawg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aawg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:40:15 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 95 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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