A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. 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: us20008vej. Unique identifier: us20008vej. Exact location of event, depth 157.18 km, 168.0041° East, -15.9906° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.18 km (98 miles). Global time and date of event 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 21:06:05 / March 28, 2017 @ 9:06 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:06:05 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 64 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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