A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0dy. Id of event: us7000d0dy. Exact location of event, depth 199.13 km, 168.7229° East, -17.1677° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:37:24 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 23:37:24 / January 7, 2021 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 199.13 km (124 miles).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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