A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk4y. Id of event: us6000dk4y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.4802 East, latitude -18.001 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:57:32 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 10:57:32 / February 16, 2021 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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