A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 22:19:19 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.3895° East, latitude -16.2434° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/07/19 / 2019-07-10 11:19:19 / July 10, 2019 @ 11:19 am. Event id: us70004nzt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004nzt.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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