A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.51 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4953 East, latitude -19.9614 South, depth = 38.51 km. The temblor was reported at 20:34:02 / 8:34 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 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 09:34:02 / April 2, 2016 @ 9:34 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gde. Id of event: us20005gde.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 92 km WSW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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