A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 19:33:30 / September 3, 2018 @ 7:33 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:33:30 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h79f. Unique identifier: us2000h79f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 261.27 km (162 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 169.5698° East, -19.4194° South, depth 261.27 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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