A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 231.53 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000a7t7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7t7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 231.53 km, 169.326° East, -18.8968° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 16:37:25 / August 13, 2017 @ 4:37 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:25 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 72 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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