A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.86 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 169.1279° East, -19.7311° South, depth 32.86 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:23:04 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 13:23:04 / October 9, 2020 @ 1:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c89k. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c89k.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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