A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60009enu. Event ids that are associated: us60009enu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.015° East, -15.8282° South, depth 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 03:04:56 / April 23, 2020 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:04:56 / 2:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km SSW of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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