A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 103 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (64 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 168.3044° East, -16.4825° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 14:46:30 / December 16, 2018 @ 2:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:46:30 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivw5. Unique identifier: us2000ivw5.
Each 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 twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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