A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:29:05 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 22:29:05 / September 28, 2020 @ 10:29 pm. Event id: us6000c4r2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4r2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 169.6969° East, latitude -19.6347° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 44 km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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