A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 108 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (67 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:52:40 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 168.2909 East, latitude -16.6168 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 06:52:40 / December 17, 2018 @ 6:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000iud5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iud5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 108 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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