A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 23:49:48 / October 12, 2020 @ 11:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 169.4053° East, -19.3287° South, depth 210.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7vz. Id of event: us6000c7vz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 210.7 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:49:48 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel.
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 sixty 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 26 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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