A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:40:12 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60007k78. Event ids that are associated: us60007k78. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.37 km (37 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 11:40:12 / January 19, 2020 @ 11:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.8737 East, latitude -19.9922 South, depth = 59.37 km.
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km SE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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