A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 09:59:34 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000djev. Unique identifier: us6000djev. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4042 East, latitude -14.1797 South, depth = 200.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 09:59:34 / February 14, 2021 @ 9:59 am. 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 200.84 km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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