A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (84 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:38:28 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/19 / 2019-09-17 12:38:28 / September 17, 2019 @ 12:38 pm. Id of earthquake: us70005l3x. Event ids that are associated: us70005l3x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 222.24 km (138 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.237 East, latitude -12.6995 South, depth = 222.24 km.
Every 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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