A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6152 East, latitude -17.9447 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 03:37:11 / February 16, 2021 @ 3:37 am. Unique identifier: us6000dhyf. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhyf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:37:11 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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