A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 165.28 km (103 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:31:46 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 18:31:46 / February 4, 2017 @ 6:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 165.28 km, 168.124° East, -16.0184° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hpa. Id of event: us20008hpa.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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