A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 110 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (68 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:53:47 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000arlf. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arlf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.23 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 168.0717 East, latitude -14.9527 South, depth = 34.23 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/17 / 2017-09-01 19:53:47 / September 1, 2017 @ 7:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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 four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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