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 near the coast of Vanuatu at 15:51 UTC on August 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.7 km (71.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 123 km (76.4 miles).

The epicenter was located 63.8 km (39.6 miles) SW of Sola (population 1 171), 132.8 km (82.5 miles) N of Luganville (population 13 397) and 397.2 km (246.8 miles) NNW of Port-Vila (population 35 901), Vanuatu.

There are about 19 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

There are no tsunami warnings, watches or advisories in effect.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM


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