A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 128 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (80 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:26:55 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000d2e1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2e1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 05:26:55 / January 14, 2021 @ 5:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, 167.162° East, -17.2374° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 128 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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