A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 174 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (108 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 21:06:22 / December 25, 2020 @ 9:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:22 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d63h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d63h. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5869 East, latitude -19.1523 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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