A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 109 km WSW of Luganville, Vanuatu (68 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 166.2565 East, latitude -15.9718 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 20:54:50 / February 14, 2021 @ 8:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:54:50 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000djfm. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000djfm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 109 km WSW of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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