A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 174 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (108 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:57:12 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.17 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 06:57:12 / February 21, 2019 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8291 East, latitude -12.4765 South, depth = 111.17 km. Unique identifier: us1000j9fm. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9fm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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