A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:59 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 160.06 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9043 East, latitude -15.9508 South, depth = 160.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 06:25:59 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:25 am. Unique identifier: us10005e9q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005e9q.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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