A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.0615° East, -19.0739° South, depth 106.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y2m. Id of event: us20004y2m. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:12:19 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.48 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 14:12:19 / February 5, 2016 @ 2:12 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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