A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 09:30:35 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 09:30:35 / February 17, 2021 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.7491° East, latitude -17.5145° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000dibr. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dibr. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 64 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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