A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 167.8116 East, latitude -17.4314 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 20:49:57 / February 20, 2021 @ 8:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000ddl7. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddl7. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:57 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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