A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 13:28:08 / December 6, 2019 @ 1:28 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:28:08 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60006n1p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006n1p. Exact location, longitude 169.1868° East, latitude -18.931° South, depth = 129.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.86 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 69 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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