A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:17 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 01:37:17 / October 8, 2020 @ 1:37 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 258.6 km (161 miles). Exact location, longitude 169.5168° East, latitude -19.7099° South, depth = 258.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c80v. Id of event: us6000c80v.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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