A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 01:22:19 / February 16, 2021 @ 1:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6964 East, latitude -17.6439 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhxs. Id of event: us6000dhxs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:22:19 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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