A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Unique identifier: us1000d7xt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d7xt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 201.35 km (125 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:10:05 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.338° East, -13.6119° South, depth 201.35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 17:10:05 / March 16, 2018 @ 5:10 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 37 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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