A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006173. Event ids that are associated: us70006173. Exact location, longitude 167.9082° East, latitude -15.6969° South, depth = 148.45 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 15:31:59 / October 21, 2019 @ 3:31 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.45 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:31:59 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 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: 69 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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