A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 15:57:39 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.7427° East, -15.4686° South, depth 98.4 km. Id of earthquake: us70009gtu. Event ids that are associated: us70009gtu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 04:57:39 / May 10, 2020 @ 4:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.4 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 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 seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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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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: 62 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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