A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 16:57:30 / November 13, 2017 @ 4:57 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmqr. Id of event: us2000bmqr. Exact location of event, longitude 168.6954 East, latitude -20.2126 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:57:30 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 94 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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