A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.99 km (60 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:58:05 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006z81. Unique identifier: us70006z81. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 05:58:05 / December 28, 2019 @ 5:58 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7588 East, latitude -15.6394 South, depth = 96.99 km.
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 62 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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