A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 91.33 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:10:37 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 169.6909° East, -20.0748° South, depth 91.33 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009b46. Id of event: us70009b46. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 01:10:37 / May 1, 2020 @ 1:10 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km SE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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