A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhys. Id of event: us6000dhys. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:44:18 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7219 East, latitude -17.9585 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 04:44:18 / February 16, 2021 @ 4:44 am.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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