A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 153.63 km (95 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:53:13 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.7358° East, -17.6443° South, depth 153.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dfzn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfzn. Global time and date of event 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 14:53:13 / February 2, 2021 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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