A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 06:12:39 / September 7, 2020 @ 6:12 am. The temblor was detected at 06:12:39 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20251000, us7000bj6y, at00qg9yl1. Unique identifier: us7000bj6y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4969 East, latitude -17.0936 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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