A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5t8. Id of event: us6000d5t8. Exact location of event, longitude 169.8259 East, latitude -19.426 South, depth = 266.81 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 266.81 km (166 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 23:17:39 / December 24, 2020 @ 11:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:17:39 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km ENE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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