A earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Thursday. Global time and date of event 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 03:32:55 / April 7, 2016 @ 3:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 32.79 km, 166.5487° East, -14.0127° South. Unique identifier: us20005fzn. Ids that are associated to the event: at00o58v6w, us20005fzn, pt16098051. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:32:55 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.79 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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: 109 km W of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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