A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 169.5364° East, latitude -19.2071° South, depth = 213.15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 15:20:29 / August 27, 2020 @ 3:20 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:20:29 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bgfz. Unique identifier: us7000bgfz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 213.15 km (132 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (30 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 45 km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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