A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1873 East, latitude -16.2212 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10005gsh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gsh. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:24:05 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 00:24:05 / May 4, 2016 @ 12:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 27 km SW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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