A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 00:12:29 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 13:12:29 / March 17, 2020 @ 1:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.89 km (77 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.9227° East, -15.5199° South, depth 123.89 km. Unique identifier: us70008gy5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008gy5.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 81 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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