A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 10:39:48 / February 21, 2021 @ 10:39 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddmn. Unique identifier: us7000ddmn. Exact location, longitude 167.6406° East, latitude -17.6261° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:39:48 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 72 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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