A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.79 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 25/05/18 / 2018-05-25 19:08:31 / May 25, 2018 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000eekc. Event ids that are associated: us1000eekc. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:08:31 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.7994° East, -16.0429° South, depth 119.79 km.
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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