A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. Id of earthquake: us60003rpr. Event ids that are associated: us60003rpr. The temblor was reported at 16:48:08 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 236.23 km (147 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.17 East, latitude -13.2128 South, depth = 236.23 km. Global time and date of event 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 05:48:08 / May 17, 2019 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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