A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000diah. Id of event: us6000diah. Exact location of event, longitude 167.511 East, latitude -17.6378 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:58:33 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 03:58:33 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter 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 four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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