A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/05/16 / 2016-05-29 00:43:07 / May 29, 2016 @ 12:43 am. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3784° East, -16.8001° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 11:43:07 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005yy7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005yy7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km S of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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