Strong Earthquake, 6.1 Magnitude Strikes Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.819S, 168.0229WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ey2i. Unique identifier: us1000ey2i. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.82 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 21.82 km, 168.0229° East, -17.819° South. Global time and date of event 21/06/18 / 2018-06-21 21:13:32 / June 21, 2018 @ 9:13 pm UTC/GMT. 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 08:13:32 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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