A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.91 km (16 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:48:24 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.1798 East, latitude -15.6266 South, depth = 25.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 11:48:24 / September 19, 2020 @ 11:48 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000c0hx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0hx.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km S of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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