A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. 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: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 12:57:41 / January 11, 2016 @ 12:57 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.3989° East, latitude -15.2723° South, depth = 113.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 113.78 km (71 miles). Unique identifier: us10004dhw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dhw. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:57:41 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 38 km NE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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