Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag has occurred near Port-Vila in Vanuatu


Earthquake location -17.1S, 168.5WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00qg9yl1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20251000, at00qg9yl1. Exact location of event, longitude 168.5 East, latitude -17.1 South, depth = 10 km. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:12:37 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 06:12:37 / September 7, 2020 @ 6:12 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (45 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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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