A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gene. Id of event: us1000gene. The temblor was picked up at 16:10:50 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). 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 142 km (88 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 05:10:50 / August 16, 2018 @ 5:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 142 km, 167.5182° East, -13.8511° South.
Epicenter of the event was 5 km (3 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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