A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 15:23:59 / March 20, 2019 @ 3:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:23:59 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6078 East, latitude -15.6215 South, depth = 125.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.44 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000jj9r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jj9r.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 48 km ESE of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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