A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.9047° East, -16.2384° South, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000iuz5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iuz5. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 04:10:41 / December 19, 2018 @ 4:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:10:41 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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