A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km W of Sola, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 07:03:46 / April 8, 2016 @ 7:03 am. Event id: us20005gav. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gav. The temblor was detected at 18:03:46 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.89 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.4939 East, latitude -13.9155 South, depth = 8.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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