A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.721 East, latitude -14.2127 South, depth = 35.77 km. Id of earthquake: us20005eaz. Event ids that are associated: us20005eaz. 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 35.77 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:48:06 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 14:48:06 / April 3, 2016 @ 2:48 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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