A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000iu6b. Event ids that are associated: us2000iu6b. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 18:28:06 / December 16, 2018 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.2148 East, latitude -16.4934 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 05:28:06 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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