A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000benh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000benh. Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 13:12:45 / August 9, 2020 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77.57 km (48 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 169.4414 East, latitude -20.3101 South, depth = 77.57 km. The temblor was reported at 13:12:45 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 86 km S of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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