A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 11:58:38 / January 19, 2020 @ 11:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.93 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us60007k72. Unique identifier: us60007k72. Exact location of event, longitude 169.6514 East, latitude -19.4838 South, depth = 26.93 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:58:38 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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