A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhyc. Unique identifier: us2000hhyc. Global time and date of event 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 00:25:42 / September 21, 2018 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.1495 East, latitude -16.1077 South, depth = 49.59 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:25:42 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 49.59 km (31 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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