A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Saturday. Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 16:52:09 / September 2, 2016 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006kic. Event ids that are associated: us10006kic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:52:09 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.5689 East, latitude -15.7646 South, depth = 50.74 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.74 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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