A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 16:12:17 / February 16, 2021 @ 4:12 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000di4c. Event ids that are associated: us6000di4c. Exact location, longitude 167.4062° East, latitude -17.6567° South, depth = 13.13 km. The temblor was reported at 16:12:17 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (61 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).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 96 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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