A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Event id: us70006dpd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006dpd. The temblor was detected at 08:48:00 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.29 km (72 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6332 East, latitude -15.3844 South, depth = 116.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/19 / 2019-11-19 21:48:00 / November 19, 2019 @ 9:48 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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