A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 02:36:42 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/06/20 / 2020-06-19 02:36:42 / June 19, 2020 @ 2:36 am. Exact location of event, longitude 169.5417 East, latitude -18.9321 South, depth = 204.88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.88 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000ab9e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ab9e.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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