A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.27 km (75 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:26:02 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000acm4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acm4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 20:26:02 / August 28, 2017 @ 8:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7242° East, -15.3345° South, depth 120.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 63 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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