A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:20:10 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.9727° East, latitude -16.1938° South, depth = 183.37 km. Id of earthquake: us7000cpv5. Event ids that are associated: us7000cpv5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 18:20:10 / December 7, 2020 @ 6:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 183.37 km (114 miles).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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