A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 03:29:52 / February 20, 2021 @ 3:29 am. Unique identifier: us7000ddk3. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddk3. Exact location of event, longitude 167.8473 East, latitude -17.3629 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:29:52 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter).
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 earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 eight, in the last 10 days thirty, 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 have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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