A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1087 East, latitude -15.6034 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:39 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003njs. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003njs. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/19 / 2019-05-12 17:08:39 / May 12, 2019 @ 5:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km SW of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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