A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 155 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (96 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:22:32 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/10/17 / 2017-10-28 11:22:32 / October 28, 2017 @ 11:22 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 231.84 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.0849 East, latitude -12.5493 South, depth = 231.84 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhym. Id of event: us2000bhym.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 155 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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