A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.93 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/19 / 2019-09-07 22:57:41 / September 7, 2019 @ 10:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 170.0294° East, -19.7544° South, depth 30.93 km. Unique identifier: us70005fxk. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005fxk. The temblor was detected at 09:57:41 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 83 km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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