A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:06 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 15:49:06 / February 20, 2021 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.57 East, latitude -17.5676 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djq2. Id of event: us6000djq2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 81 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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