A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us6000dk51. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk51. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:28:57 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6544 East, latitude -17.8291 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 11:28:57 / February 16, 2021 @ 11:28 am.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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