A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 04:00:43 / February 17, 2021 @ 4:00 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkej. Unique identifier: us6000dkej. Exact location of earthquake, 167.4756° East, -17.3633° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:00:43 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 98 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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