A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 239 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu (149 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:27:58 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.2688 East, latitude -12.5188 South, depth = 604.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 604.72 km (376 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100072e5. Unique identifier: us100072e5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 00:27:58 / October 21, 2016 @ 12:27 am.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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