A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 236 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu (147 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 647.21 km (402 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70003tra. Event ids that are associated: us70003tra. Exact location, longitude 169.3784° East, latitude -12.7142° South, depth = 647.21 km. Global time and date of event 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 00:12:30 / May 24, 2019 @ 12:12 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:30 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 236 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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