A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 128.14 km, 167.7693° East, -15.509° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.14 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000akr6. Id of event: us7000akr6. The temblor was picked up at 23:09:33 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 23:09:33 / July 3, 2020 @ 11:09 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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