A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.9 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.6698° East, latitude -15.4824° South, depth = 128.9 km. 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: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 13:59:35 / January 11, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. Id of earthquake: us10007vq3. Event ids that are associated: us10007vq3. The temblor was detected at 00:59:35 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville.
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 ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 54 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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