A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:24:36 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100085qn. Ids that are associated to the event: us100085qn. Exact location of earthquake, 169.3967° East, -18.7962° South, depth 229.65 km. Global time and date of event 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 23:24:36 / February 18, 2017 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 229.65 km (143 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 84 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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