A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:14:15 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jsn. Unique identifier: us20008jsn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.42 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 20:14:15 / February 14, 2017 @ 8:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5755 East, latitude -15.1883 South, depth = 108.42 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km NE of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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