A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.0101° East, -16.5232° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred 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). The temblor was picked up at 14:58:28 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 14:58:28 / July 1, 2020 @ 2:58 pm. Unique identifier: us7000agag. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000agag.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 63 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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