A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.51 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.5107° East, latitude -14.7927° South, depth = 129.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:06:43 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dki5. Unique identifier: us6000dki5. Global time and date of event 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 22:06:43 / February 23, 2021 @ 10:06 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola, Luganville.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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