A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6474 East, latitude -13.8292 South, depth = 19.83 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:01:48 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.83 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 08:01:48 / April 7, 2016 @ 8:01 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005g1u. Id of event: us20005g1u.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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