A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.5593° East, latitude -17.7076° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 02:46:20 / February 16, 2021 @ 2:46 am. Id of earthquake: us6000dk4b. Event ids that are associated: us6000dk4b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:46:20 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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