A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn0v. Id of event: us7000cn0v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:01 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7906 East, latitude -15.2501 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/20 / 2020-12-01 01:37:01 / December 1, 2020 @ 1:37 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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