A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 243.23 km (151 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:14:57 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 169.3931° East, -18.7902° South, depth 243.23 km. Unique identifier: us7000dhhp. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dhhp. Global time and date of event 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 19:14:57 / March 9, 2021 @ 7:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 84 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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