A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6949 East, latitude -15.5972 South, depth = 117.94 km. The temblor was reported at 08:00:34 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000c7ef. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7ef. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.94 km (73 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 08:00:34 / October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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