A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu (72 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 166.8898° East, -13.0456° South, depth 140 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 13:03:03 / August 23, 2020 @ 1:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bje1. Id of event: us6000bje1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km (87 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:03:03 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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