A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 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, longitude 167.6555° East, latitude -17.5448° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000dkef. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkef. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 04:12:13 / February 17, 2021 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:13 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 72 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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