A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 09:36:16 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.8111 East, latitude -20.2064 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 09:36:16 / February 17, 2021 @ 9:36 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dibs. Id of event: us6000dibs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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