A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 01:53:52 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.659° East, latitude -15.4489° South, depth = 131.24 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 01:53:52 / August 5, 2020 @ 1:53 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 131.24 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b9hf. Unique identifier: us6000b9hf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 53 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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