M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Luganville, Vanuatu at 17:13 UTC on July 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 113.3 km (70.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 94 km (58 miles).

The epicenter was located 35.7 km (22.2 miles) E of Luganville (population 13 397) and 266 km (165 miles) NNW of Port-Villa (population 35 901).

There are 100 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

152 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking.

Estimated population exposure to earthquake shaking

Selected cities exposed

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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