A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 01:58:49 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006jaw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jaw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.11 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6471 East, latitude -18.5596 South, depth = 48.11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 14:58:49 / September 1, 2016 @ 2:58 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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