A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu on Tuesday. 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). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 22:02:09 / March 2, 2021 @ 10:02 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 167.411 East, latitude -17.8238 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 22:02:09 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000deza. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000deza.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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