A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 131 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (81 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.0838 East, latitude -17.8879 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:57 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dk5y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk5y. Global time and date of event 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 03:08:57 / February 16, 2021 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 131 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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