A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vl0. Id of event: us70005vl0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 22:02:28 / October 12, 2019 @ 10:02 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:02:28 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.3443° East, -16.6765° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 62 km S of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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