A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 167.2195 East, latitude -15.6434 South, depth = 98.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:08:28 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gud. Id of event: us20007gud. Global time and date of event 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 13:08:28 / October 26, 2016 @ 1:08 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.62 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km SSE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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