A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:36:14 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 02:36:14 / February 16, 2021 @ 2:36 am. Unique identifier: us6000dk4a. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk4a. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9902 East, latitude -17.7362 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 34 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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