A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4581° East, -17.911° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000dk55. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk55. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 13:00:40 / February 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:00:40 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three 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.
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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: 92 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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