A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 103 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu (64 miles). 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 39.81 km (25 miles). Unique identifier: us20005fy1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005fy1. Exact location of event, longitude 166.6339 East, latitude -14.1655 South, depth = 39.81 km. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 22:59:14 / April 6, 2016 @ 10:59 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:59:14 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 103 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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