A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Vanuatu region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 172.9462° East, -17.8646° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:14 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004vl5. Event ids that are associated: us20004vl5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 16:06:14 / January 26, 2016 @ 4:06 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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