A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 03:59:42 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 03:59:42 / September 1, 2020 @ 3:59 am. 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: us7000bhu7. Id of event: us7000bhu7. Exact location of earthquake, 168.9229° East, -19.874° South, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 52 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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