A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:49 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 04:45:49 / February 16, 2021 @ 4:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.0184° East, -17.8671° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk5w. Id of event: us6000dk5w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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