A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 261.79 km (163 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 21:38:18 / July 20, 2020 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 169.626° East, -19.2052° South, depth 261.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000arzz. Id of event: us7000arzz. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:38:18 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 51 km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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