A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.3307 East, latitude -14.3823 South, depth = 169.79 km. Id of earthquake: us7000detj. Event ids that are associated: us7000detj. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 07:52:03 / March 2, 2021 @ 7:52 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:52:03 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 169.79 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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