A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 168.2661° East, -16.3864° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 08:04:13 / December 17, 2018 @ 8:04 am. Id of earthquake: us2000iudp. Event ids that are associated: us2000iudp. The temblor was picked up at 19:04:13 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 95 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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