A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.31 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 04:01:45 / April 1, 2017 @ 4:01 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:01:45 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008dr4. Event ids that are associated: us10008dr4. Exact location, longitude 167.6486° East, latitude -15.4312° South, depth = 35.31 km.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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