A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 171 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 242.88 km (151 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:17:07 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004vkp. Unique identifier: us20004vkp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 07:17:07 / January 26, 2016 @ 7:17 am. Exact location, longitude 167.0993° East, latitude -12.3995° South, depth = 242.88 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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