A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Sunday. Global time and date of event 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 02:30:06 / January 31, 2021 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:30:06 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2216° East, -15.6676° South, depth 35 km. 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: us6000deue. Id of event: us6000deue. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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