A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 06:54:08 / February 27, 2020 @ 6:54 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 168.55 km (105 miles). Exact location of event, depth 168.55 km, 168.2439° East, -16.0934° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:54:08 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600089jy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089jy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 88 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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