A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Event id: us6000dhzx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhzx. Exact location of earthquake, 166.7892° East, -13.3419° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:41:56 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 06:41:56 / February 16, 2021 @ 6:41 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 101 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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