A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 167.831° East, -17.4948° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 02:50:17 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 02:50:17 / February 20, 2021 @ 2:50 am. Id of earthquake: us7000ddk7. Event ids that are associated: us7000ddk7.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 six, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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