A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.6809° East, latitude -16.0001° South, depth = 21.09 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 22:27:30 / April 28, 2016 @ 10:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.09 km (13 miles). Unique identifier: us10005eai. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005eai. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:27:30 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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