A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 22:36:59 / November 27, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:59 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.71 km (99 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 169.0638° East, -18.7939° South, depth 158.71 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cu6. Id of event: us10007cu6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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