A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.8323° East, -17.2262° South, depth 36.52 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.52 km (23 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:19:58 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007139. Unique identifier: us70007139. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 00:19:58 / January 2, 2020 @ 12:19 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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