A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Event id: us60006ru7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006ru7. The temblor was picked up at 03:32:28 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.32 km (72 miles). 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: 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 16:32:28 / December 15, 2019 @ 4:32 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.5323° East, latitude -15.3476° South, depth = 115.32 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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