A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us2000akt9. Event ids that are associated: us2000akt9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 14:48:34 / September 12, 2017 @ 2:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:48:34 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.02 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6346 East, latitude -14.0873 South, depth = 41.02 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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