A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 15:02:33 / July 31, 2019 @ 3:02 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179.11 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:33 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60004xz4. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19212001, at00pvihsa, us60004xz4. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lakatoro in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.9462° East, latitude -16.1638° South, depth = 179.11 km.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. The epicenter was 110 km (69 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Every 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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