A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 96.78 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:50 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 13:56:50 / July 21, 2018 @ 1:56 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ge9b. Unique identifier: us2000ge9b. Exact location of event, longitude 168.5694 East, latitude -18.1981 South, depth = 96.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 57 km SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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