A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.5791 East, latitude -17.1497 South, depth = 8.24 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 02:59:15 / September 6, 2020 @ 2:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.24 km (5 miles). The 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:59:15 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000birm. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20250002, at00qg7uyr, us7000birm.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 101 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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