A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.4242° East, -17.6387° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000djfz. Unique identifier: us6000djfz. The temblor was detected at 00:05:57 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 00:05:57 / February 15, 2021 @ 12:05 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 94 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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