A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.0538° East, -20.3191° South. The temblor was detected at 19:45:56 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/19 / 2019-03-28 08:45:56 / March 28, 2019 @ 8:45 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000kabu. Id of event: us2000kabu. 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 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km SSW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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