A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. The temblor was detected at 07:30:18 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.0289 East, latitude -18.8622 South, depth = 199.32 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 07:30:18 / December 14, 2020 @ 7:30 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqx6. Unique identifier: us7000cqx6. The epicenter was at a depth of 199.32 km (124 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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