A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j2xc. Id of event: us2000j2xc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.1286 East, latitude -16.225 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 23:32:48 / December 23, 2018 @ 11:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:32:48 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 77 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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