A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 246 km E of Sola, Vanuatu (153 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 16:03:14 / December 26, 2015 @ 4:03 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.8214 East, latitude -13.7122 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 03:03:14 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100049pg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049pg.
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 in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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