A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.7858 East, latitude -15.5781 South, depth = 113.73 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.73 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 18:23:45 / August 27, 2020 @ 6:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bggk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bggk. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:45 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 67 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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