A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 20:15:41 / April 28, 2016 @ 8:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.6676° East, -16.0289° South, depth 16 km. Id of earthquake: us10005eam. Event ids that are associated: us10005eam. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:41 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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