A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 166.9677° East, -16.1308° South, depth 35 km. Event id: us10005cbj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cbj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 00:52:47 / April 29, 2016 @ 12:52 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:52:47 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 45 km W of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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