A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 14:05:35 / December 25, 2019 @ 2:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 168.1742 East, latitude -16.1045 South, depth = 165.85 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:05:35 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006xsw. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006xsw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.85 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 81 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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