A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 168.9167° East, -19.41° South, depth 175.72 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.72 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gkz. Unique identifier: us10006gkz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 14:58:22 / August 20, 2016 @ 2:58 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:58:22 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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