A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.97 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:43:45 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 19:43:45 / February 16, 2016 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5526 East, latitude -15.4768 South, depth = 116.97 km. Event id: us10004r1q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r1q.
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Close 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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