A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 00:49:23 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt21047000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt21047000. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 00:49:23 / 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). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, 167.759° East, -17.75° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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