A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 193.34 km (120 miles). Event id: us20008lmp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lmp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.9149 East, latitude -15.6728 South, depth = 193.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 23:46:32 / February 22, 2017 @ 11:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:46:32 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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