A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.4 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a8s2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8s2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 18:54:06 / August 11, 2017 @ 6:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.913 East, latitude -19.5399 South, depth = 35.4 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:54:06 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 37 km W of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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