A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2wk. Unique identifier: us2000j2wk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 05:39:55 / December 23, 2018 @ 5:39 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:39:55 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.6382 East, latitude -13.3543 South, depth = 35 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 114 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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