A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1hi. Id of event: us6000c1hi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 03:22:13 / September 26, 2020 @ 3:22 am. Exact location, longitude 169.3857° East, latitude -18.7388° South, depth = 241.98 km. 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 241.98 km (150 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:22:13 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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