A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. 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 35.41 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6bn. Id of event: us2000a6bn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 10:50:11 / August 9, 2017 @ 10:50 am. Exact location of event, longitude 169.7424 East, latitude -19.4594 South, depth = 35.41 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:50:11 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km ENE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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