A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 191.19 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 191.19 km, 167.3257° East, -14.5108° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ruz. Id of event: us10008ruz. The temblor was reported at 14:14:31 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 14:14:31 / May 12, 2017 @ 2:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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