A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 06:25:47 / January 2, 2016 @ 6:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:25:47 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 240.43 km (149 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004aum. Unique identifier: us10004aum. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.2777° East, -18.8333° South, depth 240.43 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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