A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:13:45 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008hkg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hkg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 03:13:45 / March 18, 2020 @ 3:13 am. Exact location of event, depth 170.72 km, 167.0711° East, -13.0969° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 170.72 km (106 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 101 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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