A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 168.1189 East, latitude -17.7334 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:38:07 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 01:38:07 / February 16, 2021 @ 1:38 am. Unique identifier: us6000dk4i. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk4i.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 fourty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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