A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Event id: us20005dpw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dpw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.81 km (20 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5301 East, latitude -16.4027 South, depth = 31.81 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/16 / 2016-03-26 20:37:33 / March 26, 2016 @ 8:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:37:33 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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