A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 16:29:35 / April 7, 2017 @ 4:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:29:35 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 194.52 km (121 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008h7g. Id of event: us10008h7g. Exact location of earthquake, 167.8335° East, -15.5091° South, depth 194.52 km.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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