A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 167.7877° East, latitude -15.6586° South, depth = 130.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.75 km (81 miles). Event id: us20008inb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008inb. The temblor was picked up at 12:21:30 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 01:21:30 / January 25, 2017 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 62 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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