A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.65 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.1749° East, latitude -14.3198° South, depth = 114.65 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057v4. Id of event: us700057v4. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/08/19 / 2019-08-24 15:51:27 / August 24, 2019 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:51:27 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km SW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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