A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085t7. Id of event: us100085t7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 20:12:40 / February 28, 2017 @ 8:12 pm. Exact location of event, depth 141.69 km, 169.3091° East, -18.9° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:12:40 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.69 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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