A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 07:40:44 / August 21, 2016 @ 7:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:40:44 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.08 km (105 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.8016 East, latitude -15.4943 South, depth = 169.08 km. Event id: us20006twp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006twp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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