A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 108 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu (67 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 16:26:05 / February 19, 2017 @ 4:26 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:26:05 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 169.3635° East, latitude -18.573° South, depth = 142.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 142.23 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100085s2. Event ids that are associated: us100085s2.
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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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