A earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 166.5675° East, -14.1101° South, depth 33.71 km. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 06:58:50 / April 6, 2016 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:58:50 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16097050, at00o57a23, us20005fsi. Id of event: us20005fsi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.71 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 109 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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