A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.91 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 19:43:01 / February 14, 2021 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.8518° East, latitude -17.6452° South, depth = 70.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:43:01 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhn6. Id of event: us6000dhn6.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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