A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu (59 miles) on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:39:55 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 21.4 km, 168.6987° East, -20.2264° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.4 km (13 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008vhn. Event ids that are associated: us10008vhn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 11:39:55 / May 21, 2017 @ 11:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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