A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 15:38:38 / August 30, 2020 @ 3:38 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 177.67 km (110 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:38 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.2086 East, latitude -16.1629 South, depth = 177.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bh5m. Event ids that are associated: us7000bh5m.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 85 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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