A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 21:47:47 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 21:47:47 / September 14, 2020 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.126 East, latitude -19.0917 South, depth = 117.95 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bpt3. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpt3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.95 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 52 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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