A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 01:01:56 / April 29, 2016 @ 1:01 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.2661° East, latitude -16.1004° South, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us10005cc1. Event ids that are associated: us10005cc1. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:01:56 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 13 km WSW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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