A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.2858° East, -16.8392° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/20 / 2020-11-28 15:19:31 / November 28, 2020 @ 3:19 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:19:31 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cm5z. Event ids that are associated: us7000cm5z.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 82 km S of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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