A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 169.5693° East, -19.1325° South, depth 271.95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007e1d. Unique identifier: us20007e1d. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 08:31:21 / October 14, 2016 @ 8:31 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:31:21 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 271.95 km (169 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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