A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 02:55:55 / April 1, 2018 @ 2:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwyd. Id of event: us2000dwyd. The temblor was reported at 13:55:55 / 1:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.43 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 211.43 km, 169.4268° East, -18.9697° South.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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