A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:34:22 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600089hg. Unique identifier: us600089hg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 239.01 km (149 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 169.6139 East, latitude -19.1063 South, depth = 239.01 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 00:34:22 / February 26, 2020 @ 12:34 am.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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