A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ftg. Unique identifier: us20005ftg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6298 East, latitude -14.0303 South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 09:04:00 / April 6, 2016 @ 9:04 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:04:00 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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