A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported 147 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (91 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 06:37:30 / February 18, 2021 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.8888 East, latitude -19.0092 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dila. Id of event: us6000dila. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:37:30 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 147 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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