A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.99 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 159.99 km, 167.8787° East, -16.0379° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d764. Unique identifier: us6000d764. The temblor was reported at 06:48:20 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 06:48:20 / January 10, 2021 @ 6:48 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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