A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:25:15 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dier. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dier. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.6122° East, -17.5439° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 15:25:15 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 77 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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