A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 03:16:31 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 03:16:31 / February 20, 2021 @ 3:16 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us7000ddk2. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddk2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 167.8961° East, -17.43° South, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 55 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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