A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 10:06:29 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5624 East, latitude -17.8057 South, depth = 19.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 10:06:29 / March 1, 2021 @ 10:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dejc. Unique identifier: us7000dejc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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