A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/17 / 2017-09-27 09:40:32 / September 27, 2017 @ 9:40 am. The temblor was detected at 20:40:32 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000b1e4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b1e4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 169.3994° East, latitude -18.9768° South, depth = 257.72 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 257.72 km (160 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 64 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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