A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 19:08:18 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600055b0. Ids that are associated to the event: us600055b0. Exact location of event, depth 175.21 km, 168.0677° East, -16.1544° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.21 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 08:08:18 / August 15, 2019 @ 8:08 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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