A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 200.67 km, 167.2265° East, -13.9512° South. Global time and date of event 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 06:12:30 / January 10, 2021 @ 6:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 200.67 km (125 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d1e8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1e8. The temblor was picked up at 06:12:30 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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