A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:53:47 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10005eaj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005eaj. Exact location, longitude 167.3504° East, latitude -15.9549° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 19:53:47 / April 28, 2016 @ 7:53 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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