A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 169.315 East, latitude -18.9926 South, depth = 201.45 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 201.45 km (125 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 09:38:44 / February 11, 2017 @ 9:38 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:44 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008j5u. Unique identifier: us20008j5u.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 61 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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