A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk4n. Unique identifier: us6000dk4n. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.9515 East, latitude -17.7428 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:25:26 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 02:25:26 / February 16, 2021 @ 2:25 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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