A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:23:38 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 02:23:38 / October 7, 2018 @ 2:23 am. Exact location of earthquake, 167.1349° East, -13.2383° South, depth 238.55 km. Unique identifier: us1000hb3g. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hb3g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 238.55 km (148 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 84 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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