A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 178.1 km (111 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/20 / 2020-10-10 17:19:51 / October 10, 2020 @ 5:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:19:51 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c7cc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7cc. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9965 East, latitude -15.8034 South, depth = 178.1 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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