A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 01:05:41 / April 20, 2016 @ 1:05 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 174.4 km (108 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:05:41 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.9679 East, latitude -16.1282 South, depth = 174.4 km. Event id: us20005jzy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jzy.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 58 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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