A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 119 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu (74 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.3926 East, latitude -20.224 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 07:17:06 / February 13, 2021 @ 7:17 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djcv. Id of event: us6000djcv. The temblor was picked up at 07:17:06 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 119 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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