A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:54:10 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.1286 East, latitude -15.7579 South, depth = 224.1 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bcm6. Event ids that are associated: us7000bcm6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 15:54:10 / August 18, 2020 @ 3:54 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 224.1 km (139 miles).
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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