A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Event id: us10004eie. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004eie. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 169.3231 East, latitude -19.1262 South, depth = 247.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 247.24 km (154 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 03:35:03 / January 9, 2016 @ 3:35 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:35:03 / 2:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (30 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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