A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:57 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 139.08 km, 167.0283° East, -13.1771° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139.08 km (86 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006nx0. Unique identifier: us60006nx0. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 14:37:57 / December 8, 2019 @ 2:37 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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