A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.34 km (45 miles). Event id: us60008681. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008681. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 13:50:23 / February 24, 2020 @ 1:50 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:50:23 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.4288 East, latitude -14.0254 South, depth = 72.34 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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