A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 20:09:49 / September 20, 2017 @ 8:09 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:09:49 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Isangel in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00owlhce, pt17263004, us2000as2f. Unique identifier: us2000as2f. Exact location of earthquake, 169.0947° East, -18.7978° South, depth 200.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200.19 km (124 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 85 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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