A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.1879° East, -16.3056° South, depth 4.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:35:42 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005cpd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005cpd. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 08:35:42 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.77 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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: 32 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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