A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 169.6232° East, -19.0081° South, depth 118.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.96 km (74 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:14:24 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 11:14:24 / May 20, 2018 @ 11:14 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000eb3j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eb3j.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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