A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 23:36:34 / January 7, 2016 @ 11:36 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e5k. Unique identifier: us10004e5k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:36:34 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6125 East, latitude -13.2419 South, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 twenty-nine 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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