A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.46 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000628t. Event ids that are associated: us6000628t. Exact location, longitude 167.5895° East, latitude -14.5159° South, depth = 102.46 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 20:42:05 / October 17, 2019 @ 8:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:42:05 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 70 km S of Sola, Vanuatu.
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