A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 19:25:08 / April 5, 2018 @ 7:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 06:25:08 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000dv4b. Event ids that are associated: us2000dv4b. Exact location, longitude 168.6429° East, latitude -19.0271° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 87 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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