A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.0122 East, latitude -16.259 South, depth = 189.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 189.87 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:53:26 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 00:53:26 / October 18, 2016 @ 12:53 am. Id of earthquake: us20007gcq. Event ids that are associated: us20007gcq.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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