A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.87 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:48:39 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.3968 East, latitude -14.5225 South, depth = 127.87 km. Id of earthquake: us1000bmqp. Event ids that are associated: us1000bmqp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 14:48:39 / November 28, 2017 @ 2:48 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 69 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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