A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 220.49 km (137 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 11:09:49 / June 24, 2017 @ 11:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100095hv. Ids that are associated to the event: us100095hv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.9957 East, latitude -15.3586 South, depth = 220.49 km. The temblor was reported at 22:09:49 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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