A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 14:18:09 / February 16, 2021 @ 2:18 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000dk56. Event ids that are associated: us6000dk56. Exact location, longitude 167.7876° East, latitude -17.6326° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:18:09 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 56 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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