A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 261 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu (162 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:17:48 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 00:17:48 / February 20, 2017 @ 12:17 am. Exact location of event, longitude 169.6828 East, latitude -12.7796 South, depth = 662.16 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 662.16 km (411 miles). Event id: us100085z1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085z1.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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