A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Unique identifier: us6000867g. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000867g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 166.6434° East, -13.8237° South, depth 20.3 km. Global time and date of event 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 02:02:51 / February 24, 2020 @ 2:02 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:02:51 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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