A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 11:45:16 / February 17, 2021 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000dicx. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dicx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9855 East, latitude -17.5955 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:45:16 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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