A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 167.7858 East, latitude -17.7672 South, depth = 99.79 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhsn. Unique identifier: us6000dhsn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.79 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:34:24 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 10:34:24 / February 15, 2021 @ 10:34 am.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 56 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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