A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.619 East, latitude -13.396 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 18:06:38 / January 15, 2019 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:06:38 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: at00pldwz2. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19015000, at00pldwz2.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 114 km (71 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Each 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. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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