Strong Earthquake In Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.2079S, 168.6329W

A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.06 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 13:18:32 / January 18, 2019 @ 1:18 pm. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:18:32 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000j5qu. Event ids that are associated: us2000j5qu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6329 East, latitude -19.2079 South, depth = 45.06 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

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