A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 12:19:00 / September 3, 2017 @ 12:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8464 East, latitude -14.1844 South, depth = 6.58 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.58 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:19:00 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ag6y. Event ids that are associated: us2000ag6y.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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