A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dcyn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcyn. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 19:56:35 / January 22, 2021 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:56:35 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.3559 East, latitude -17.1263 South, depth = 224.24 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 224.24 km (139 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 67 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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