A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (105 miles) on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:38:34 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.8171 East, latitude -12.5212 South, depth = 199.54 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aksx. Id of event: us7000aksx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 199.54 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 06:38:34 / July 4, 2020 @ 6:38 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 169 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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