A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 169.7255° East, -19.5167° South, depth 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k1i. Id of event: us70007k1i. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:00:21 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 07:00:21 / January 27, 2020 @ 7:00 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km E of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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