A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:03:21 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70006pjd. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006pjd. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.9572° East, -14.4665° South. Global time and date of event 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 05:03:21 / December 14, 2019 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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