A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Id of earthquake: us6000a0zk. Event ids that are associated: us6000a0zk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.77 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 20:11:16 / May 20, 2020 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:11:16 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.9277° East, -15.9322° South, depth 148.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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