A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 14:06:03 / January 11, 2017 @ 2:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.5957 East, latitude -15.5259 South, depth = 132.97 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 132.97 km (83 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:06:03 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007vqg. Event ids that are associated: us10007vqg.
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 46 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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