A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:12:45 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 12:12:45 / October 19, 2015 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 169.6674° East, -20.1363° South, depth 97.93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qzy. Id of event: us10003qzy. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 97.93 km (61 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 77 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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