A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.22 East, latitude -18.7927 South, depth = 228 km. Event id: us70009lly. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009lly. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 21:01:39 / May 13, 2020 @ 9:01 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 228 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:01:39 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 83 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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