A earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 07:09:50 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17263004. Id of event: pt17263004. The epicenter was at a depth of 196.8 km (122 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Isangel in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 169.014° East, latitude -18.819° South, depth = 196.8 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 20:09:50 / September 20, 2017 @ 8:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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