A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n44. Id of event: us10008n44. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:53:02 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 21:53:02 / April 19, 2017 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 169.2576 East, latitude -20.1363 South, depth = 76.12 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.12 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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