A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.34 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lakatoro in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18233001, at00pdu1a5, us1000gf2g. Unique identifier: us1000gf2g. The temblor was reported at 09:32:29 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 22:32:29 / August 21, 2018 @ 10:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 168.1465° East, -16.0495° South, depth 30.34 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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