A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.4693° East, -19.0115° South. 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 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:42:57 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 00:42:57 / July 15, 2020 @ 12:42 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000at6k. Id of event: us7000at6k.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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