A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 16:16:04 / February 16, 2021 @ 4:16 pm. Unique identifier: us6000di41. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000di41. The temblor was picked up at 16:16:04 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.4884° East, -17.7429° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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