A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Sunday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:10:37 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 07:10:37 / May 21, 2017 @ 7:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.23 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 169.3974 East, latitude -20.3891 South, depth = 83.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tzy. Unique identifier: us10008tzy.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 93 km S of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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