A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gt4. Unique identifier: us10005gt4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.3574 East, latitude -16.0589 South, depth = 9.28 km. Global time and date of event 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 22:31:11 / May 4, 2016 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.28 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:31:11 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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