A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6416 East, latitude -17.6847 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:20:01 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000divr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000divr. Global time and date of event 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 09:20:01 / February 19, 2021 @ 9:20 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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