A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7066° East, -15.2557° South, depth 116.54 km. Id of earthquake: us20009y39. Event ids that are associated: us20009y39. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:13:16 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.54 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 22:13:16 / July 14, 2017 @ 10:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 65 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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