A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.3782 East, latitude -18.9536 South, depth = 242.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:38:35 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 22:38:35 / July 18, 2017 @ 10:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 242.12 km (150 miles). Unique identifier: us20009z6w. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009z6w.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 67 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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