A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Global time and date of event 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:29:32 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:29:32 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.2621° East, latitude -14.4008° South, depth = 78.15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.15 km (49 miles). Id of earthquake: us100048v7. Event ids that are associated: us100048v7.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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