A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1t9. Id of event: us6000d1t9. The temblor was picked up at 05:03:02 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 169.3831 East, latitude -18.8486 South, depth = 245.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 05:03:02 / December 22, 2020 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 245.83 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 77 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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