A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 21:59:01 / February 16, 2017 @ 9:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 169.2781° East, -19.2135° South, depth 141.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:59:01 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.58 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m61. Id of event: us20008m61.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 37 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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