A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 239 km E of Sola, Vanuatu (149 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 19:24:48 / December 26, 2015 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:24:48 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004bhp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bhp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.7452° East, -13.6188° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 239 km E of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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