A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Id of earthquake: us10004fn5. Event ids that are associated: us10004fn5. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:04:28 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.0817 East, latitude -18.8835 South, depth = 146.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 11:04:28 / January 14, 2016 @ 11:04 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 146.34 km (91 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 76 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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