A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 23:19:28 / February 18, 2018 @ 11:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:19:28 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.5859 East, latitude -17.9305 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000d8sk. Event ids that are associated: us2000d8sk.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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