A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 12:39:38 / January 14, 2021 @ 12:39 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000d2e9. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2e9. The temblor was detected at 12:39:38 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.9635° East, -15.4842° South, depth 58.7 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.7 km (36 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. The epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km W of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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