A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 133 km S of Isangel, Vanuatu (83 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000cc09. Event ids that are associated: us6000cc09. The temblor was picked up at 13:03:57 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 13:03:57 / October 23, 2020 @ 1:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 169.3105 East, latitude -20.7485 South, depth = 10 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 133 km S of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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