A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 167 km (104 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lakatoro in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 15:02:33 / July 31, 2019 @ 3:02 pm. Event id: at00pvihsa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19212001, at00pvihsa. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9 East, latitude -16.2 South, depth = 167 km. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:33 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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