A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km SSW of Isangel, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 168.9571 East, latitude -20.5382 South, depth = 21.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:56:59 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 23:56:59 / December 31, 2019 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.46 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000709t. Event ids that are associated: us7000709t.
Every 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. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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