A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.8514° East, -17.4527° South. The temblor was picked up at 02:29:01 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddle. Unique identifier: us7000ddle. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 02:29:01 / February 20, 2021 @ 2:29 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 58 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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