A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 144 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu (89 miles). Exact location of event, depth 20.54 km, 168.3944° East, -15.0074° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005i98. Event ids that are associated: us20005i98. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.54 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 02:26:22 / April 6, 2016 @ 2:26 am. The temblor was detected at 13:26:22 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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