A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:20:12 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.89 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.8367° East, latitude -14.7583° South, depth = 39.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 03:20:12 / May 30, 2017 @ 3:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008w5k. Unique identifier: us10008w5k.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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