A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.7662° East, -17.5103° South, depth 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:56:49 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000dkee. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkee. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 03:56:49 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 63 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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