A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.3057° East, latitude -16.8853° South, depth = 43.01 km. The temblor was reported at 00:41:19 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.01 km (27 miles). Event id: us70009cd4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009cd4. Global time and date of event 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 13:41:19 / May 8, 2020 @ 1:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro.
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 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km S of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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