A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.65 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 127.65 km, 167.8264° East, -15.4507° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cmzc. Unique identifier: us2000cmzc. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:54:35 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/18 / 2018-01-08 06:54:35 / January 8, 2018 @ 6:54 am.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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