A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ye0. Id of event: us20009ye0. Global time and date of event 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 00:29:41 / July 15, 2017 @ 12:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 130.38 km, 167.663° East, -15.2476° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130.38 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:41 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 61 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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