A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Event id: us6000dk5l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk5l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 23:44:54 / February 16, 2021 @ 11:44 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:44:54 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6519 East, latitude -17.8347 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 71 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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