A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 20:02:25 / April 28, 2016 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:02:25 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005eaw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005eaw. Exact location, longitude 167.6326° East, latitude -15.8591° South, depth = 28.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.8 km (18 miles).
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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