A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 18:16:44 / February 23, 2021 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dkgd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dkgd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.76 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:16:44 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4348° East, -14.9999° South, depth 99.76 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 39 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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