A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 168.1309 East, latitude -15.9866 South, depth = 157.46 km. Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 05:53:41 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:53 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:53:41 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d3fg. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3fg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.46 km (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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