A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 07:36:34 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 20:36:34 / May 17, 2016 @ 8:36 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.69 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005i2d. Unique identifier: us10005i2d. Exact location, longitude 167.5929° East, latitude -16.3927° South, depth = 31.69 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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