A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 15:22:32 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cnnq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnnq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 15:22:32 / December 6, 2020 @ 3:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.6 km (72 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6347 East, latitude -15.4035 South, depth = 115.6 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 52 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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