A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6054 East, latitude -16.097 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 09:40:18 / January 22, 2020 @ 9:40 am. Unique identifier: us60007lim. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007lim. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:40:18 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km W of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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