A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (37 miles) on Sunday. 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 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:29:48 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2vl. Unique identifier: us7000d2vl. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 09:29:48 / January 24, 2021 @ 9:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7808 East, latitude -14.579 South, depth = 35 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 60 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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