A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 198 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu (123 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 625.5 km (389 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 625.5 km, 169.0584° East, -12.8666° South. The temblor was reported at 06:48:10 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 19:48:10 / January 5, 2016 @ 7:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004bl8. Event ids that are associated: us10004bl8.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 198 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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