A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 18:06:36 / January 15, 2019 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000j468. Event ids that are associated: pt19015000, at00pldwz2, us2000j468. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7132 East, latitude -13.3996 South, depth = 46.85 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.85 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:06:36 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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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: 105 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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