A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 18:25:03 / October 10, 2018 @ 6:25 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000hcwz. Event ids that are associated: us1000hcwz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:25:03 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.24 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1377 East, latitude -15.9303 South, depth = 36.24 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km WNW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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