A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 00:49:26 / February 16, 2021 @ 12:49 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000dhxn. Ids that are associated to the event: pt21047000, us6000dhxn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.4675 East, latitude -17.8096 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:49:26 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes 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. 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: 90 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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