A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 175 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (109 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us20007gda. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gda. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 168.9895° East, latitude -15.6806° South, depth = 245.69 km. Global time and date of event 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 18:45:31 / October 18, 2016 @ 6:45 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 245.69 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:45:31 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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