A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.019 East, latitude -19.9286 South, depth = 25.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 19:34:17 / December 17, 2020 @ 7:34 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:34:17 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.56 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1vg. Id of event: us6000d1vg.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 88 km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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