A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 180.97 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:35:31 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crmb. Unique identifier: us7000crmb. Exact location, longitude 168.0879° East, latitude -16.2° South, depth = 180.97 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 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 04:35:31 / December 12, 2020 @ 4:35 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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 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: 72 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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