A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.8865° East, -17.5754° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 11:31:59 / February 17, 2021 @ 11:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:31:59 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dicu. Id of event: us6000dicu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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