A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 14:56:48 / August 22, 2016 @ 2:56 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4849 East, latitude -15.4702 South, depth = 115.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006u87. Unique identifier: us20006u87. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.66 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:56:48 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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