A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:27:45 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 199.98 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/18 / 2018-09-22 14:27:45 / September 22, 2018 @ 2:27 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 169.1384 East, latitude -18.9143 South, depth = 199.98 km. Event id: us2000hipa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hipa.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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