A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.2199° East, -16.7048° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009mje. Unique identifier: us70009mje. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:08:18 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 16:08:18 / May 14, 2020 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 70 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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