A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9mv. Id of event: us6000b9mv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.0816 East, latitude -16.1118 South, depth = 174.75 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 174.75 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 12:05:36 / August 5, 2020 @ 12:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:05:36 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 118 km (74 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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