A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 183 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu (114 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 623.65 km (388 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 19:17:26 / December 26, 2015 @ 7:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 168.9454° East, -12.9424° South, depth 623.65 km. Id of earthquake: us10004bhk. Event ids that are associated: us10004bhk. The temblor was reported at 06:17:26 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 183 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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