A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 04:31:17 / February 20, 2021 @ 4:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:31:17 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.8221° East, -17.4729° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddk4. Unique identifier: us7000ddk4.
The epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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