A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.6261 East, latitude -15.2875 South, depth = 112.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:50:55 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100078ua. Unique identifier: us100078ua. Global time and date of event 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 11:50:55 / November 16, 2016 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.08 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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