A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 157.78 km, 169.1572° East, -19.1974° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 13:29:39 / July 24, 2020 @ 1:29 pm. 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 157.78 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:29:39 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000b671. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b671.
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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