A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:29:18 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.5431° East, latitude -15.0882° South, depth = 138.42 km. Event id: us6000di2i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000di2i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 19:29:18 / February 9, 2021 @ 7:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138.42 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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