A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:20 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005eap. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005eap. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.2335° East, latitude -15.9776° South, depth = 32 km. Global time and date of event 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 22:36:20 / April 28, 2016 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km WNW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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