A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 109 km WSW of Isangel, Vanuatu (68 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 168.3478 East, latitude -20.0188 South, depth = 10.93 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:15:15 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.93 km (7 miles). 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: us1000h2sx. Unique identifier: us1000h2sx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 19:15:15 / September 19, 2018 @ 7:15 pm.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 109 km WSW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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