A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 167.8537 East, latitude -14.4669 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:13:19 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 08:13:19 / December 14, 2019 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006piq. Id of event: us70006piq.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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