A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 169.4194 East, latitude -18.7922 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 08:19:42 / March 2, 2020 @ 8:19 am. The temblor was detected at 19:19:42 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600087sk. Event ids that are associated: us600087sk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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