A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 14:24:42 / August 9, 2017 @ 2:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.8562 East, latitude -16.2068 South, depth = 201.98 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:24:42 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 201.98 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000a6dp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6dp.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro. The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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