A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.8312° East, -17.4806° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 17:25:20 / February 20, 2021 @ 5:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:25:20 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djqc. Id of event: us6000djqc.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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