A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 167.7237 East, latitude -17.451 South, depth = 6.67 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:44:06 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.67 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000djk6. Unique identifier: us6000djk6. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 02:44:06 / February 20, 2021 @ 2:44 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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