A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us6000dhud. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhud. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.5804° East, -18.0033° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 16:51:31 / February 15, 2021 @ 4:51 pm. 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 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:51:31 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 83 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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