A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.1167° East, -13.1577° South, depth 168.12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.12 km (104 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 01:07:41 / October 18, 2020 @ 1:07 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:07:41 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000cbg8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cbg8.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola.
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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