A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 15:06:46 / February 6, 2017 @ 3:06 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 110.67 km (69 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 110.67 km, 169.0827° East, -19.3228° South. The temblor was detected at 02:06:46 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ki7. Id of event: us20008ki7.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 31 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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