A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk47. Unique identifier: us6000dk47. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 00:56:09 / February 16, 2021 @ 12:56 am. Exact location, longitude 167.5762° East, latitude -17.8421° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:56:09 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 79 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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