A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arp8. Unique identifier: us2000arp8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.3 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 19:09:35 / September 5, 2017 @ 7:09 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:09:35 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2314° East, -14.6117° South, depth 194.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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