A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Vanuatu region (0 miles) on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:00:45 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008l5a. Event ids that are associated: us20008l5a. Exact location of event, longitude 170.8617 East, latitude -14.6036 South, depth = 612.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 20:00:45 / February 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 612.72 km (381 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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