A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000defm. Id of event: us7000defm. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 23:37:15 / February 28, 2021 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. 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). The temblor was picked up at 23:37:15 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4586 East, latitude -17.7086 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 90 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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