A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006u6r. Unique identifier: us70006u6r. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4479 East, latitude -14.5511 South, depth = 112.21 km. Global time and date of event 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 15:49:51 / December 17, 2019 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:49:51 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 112.21 km (70 miles).
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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.
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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: 69 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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