A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. Id of earthquake: us200040y1. Event ids that are associated: us200040y1. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.53 km (75 miles). Exact location of event, depth 120.53 km, 167.869° East, -15.6798° South. The temblor was detected at 08:43:41 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). 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: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 21:43:41 / October 30, 2015 @ 9:43 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 67 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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