A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:50:33 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.5401° East, latitude -14.8611° South, depth = 112.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.2 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000709i. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000709i. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 13:50:33 / December 31, 2019 @ 1:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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