A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6871 East, latitude -13.4354 South, depth = 47.71 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.71 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 14:25:02 / December 22, 2018 @ 2:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:25:02 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000iwat. Event ids that are associated: us2000iwat.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 105 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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