A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 128 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (80 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 06:03:24 / January 17, 2021 @ 6:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.9 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.955 East, latitude -12.8758 South, depth = 100.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3fh. Id of event: us7000d3fh. The temblor was detected at 06:03:24 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 128 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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