A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.84 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4312 East, latitude -15.2137 South, depth = 127.84 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:51:11 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 00:51:11 / September 26, 2018 @ 12:51 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000hk1k. Event ids that are associated: us2000hk1k.
The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km ESE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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