A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 172.14 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 16:53:11 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000dfhs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dfhs. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 16:53:11 / March 4, 2021 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.2953° East, -14.4487° South, depth 172.14 km.
Epicenter of the event was 120 km (75 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Sola.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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