A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cph. Id of event: us10005cph. The temblor was detected at 19:45:57 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2167° East, -16.2868° South, depth 7.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.25 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 08:45:57 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 28 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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