A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkll. Unique identifier: us2000bkll. The temblor was picked up at 10:21:35 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 23:21:35 / November 8, 2017 @ 11:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 179.09 km (111 miles). Exact location of event, depth 179.09 km, 167.4107° East, -14.4931° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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