A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 21:09:23 / August 22, 2018 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h61l. Id of event: us2000h61l. The temblor was reported at 08:09:23 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.1985 East, latitude -16.0051 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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.
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