A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes Vanuatu region (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6465 East, latitude -19.018 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:11:55 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d63g. Event ids that are associated: us6000d63g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 21:11:55 / December 25, 2020 @ 9:11 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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