A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 110 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu (68 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.68 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 32.68 km, 168.4822° East, -18.8974° South. Global time and date of event 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 02:11:24 / December 9, 2020 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000cqzi. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqzi. The temblor was reported at 02:11:24 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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