A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 168.1809° East, -15.679° South, depth 29.21 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:27:00 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.21 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kcw. Id of event: us10006kcw. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 18:27:00 / September 4, 2016 @ 6:27 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 95 km ENE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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