A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.47 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 168.8863 East, latitude -19.6017 South, depth = 13.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 06:44:30 / October 12, 2015 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10003mxq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxq. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:44:30 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 40 km W of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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