A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.5 East, latitude -18.1184 South, depth = 145.71 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000de8p. Id of event: us1000de8p. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:03:29 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 145.71 km (91 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 17:03:29 / March 27, 2018 @ 5:03 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 46 km SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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