A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.72 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 22:08:17 / April 30, 2016 @ 10:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gay. Id of event: us10005gay. Exact location of event, longitude 167.2665 East, latitude -16.2213 South, depth = 8.72 km. The temblor was detected at 09:08:17 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 21 km (13 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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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