A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7624° East, -17.654° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was reported at 20:08:08 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 20:08:08 / February 15, 2021 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000djhb. Event ids that are associated: us6000djhb.
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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