A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000db5p. Unique identifier: us2000db5p. Global time and date of event 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 03:51:15 / February 24, 2018 @ 3:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.8459 East, latitude -14.8239 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:51:15 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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