A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 03:59:03 / February 16, 2021 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:03 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 168.0752° East, latitude -17.7861° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk4s. Id of event: us6000dk4s.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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