A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Vanuatu region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 13:02:12 / January 15, 2016 @ 1:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.8243 East, latitude -18.0574 South, depth = 15.45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.45 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g12. Id of event: us10004g12. 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 01:02:12 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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