A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.6898° East, latitude -15.6274° South, depth = 124.34 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700058uj. Id of event: us700058uj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/19 / 2019-08-21 18:37:23 / August 21, 2019 @ 6:37 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:37:23 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.34 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 57 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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