A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gid. Unique identifier: us10005gid. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.14 km (17 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 17:39:06 / May 2, 2016 @ 5:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 166.9784° East, -15.8525° South, depth 28.14 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:06 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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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