A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 118 km ESE of Sola, Vanuatu (73 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d28a. Id of event: us6000d28a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4949 East, latitude -14.4182 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 21:46:06 / December 20, 2020 @ 9:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:46:06 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).
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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 118 km ESE of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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