A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.5356 East, latitude -17.3755 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 09:14:12 / March 14, 2021 @ 9:14 am UTC/GMT. 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). Unique identifier: us7000dj8z. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dj8z. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:14:12 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 91 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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