A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 21:02:46 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/11/19 / 2019-11-05 10:02:46 / November 5, 2019 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. 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 95.04 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006b5d. Id of event: us60006b5d. Exact location of event, depth 95.04 km, 167.302° East, -14.8299° South.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 36 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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