A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 167.8421° East, latitude -16.2873° South, depth = 164.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 164.66 km (102 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/19 / 2019-11-10 08:10:33 / November 10, 2019 @ 8:10 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006c3c. Unique identifier: us60006c3c. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:10:33 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 49 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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