A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:58:13 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bhxa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhxa. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 17:58:13 / October 27, 2017 @ 5:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 169.3466 East, latitude -18.7942 South, depth = 243.65 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 243.65 km (151 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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