A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 23:51:40 / March 1, 2021 @ 11:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000dg0p. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dg0p. The temblor was reported at 23:51:40 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.5278 East, latitude -17.5514 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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