A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6611 East, latitude -15.5679 South, depth = 130.53 km. The temblor was reported at 21:17:35 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ags5. Id of event: us2000ags5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.53 km (81 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 10:17:35 / September 6, 2017 @ 10:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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