A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20004y2i. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004y2i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.12 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 168.2519 East, latitude -18.768 South, depth = 41.12 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 13:42:12 / February 5, 2016 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:42:12 / 12:42 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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