A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 12:21:42 / February 17, 2021 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000didd. Id of event: us6000didd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6281 East, latitude -17.4735 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:21:42 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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