A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3p0. Id of event: us7000d3p0. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:38 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 03:03:38 / January 18, 2021 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4844 East, latitude -14.4006 South, depth = 161.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.04 km (100 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 58 km S of Sola, Vanuatu.
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