A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 96 km ESE of Sola, Vanuatu (60 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 168.3516° East, -14.2628° South, depth 67.81 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.81 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acv0. Id of event: us2000acv0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 16:08:02 / August 24, 2017 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:08:02 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 96 km ESE of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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