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06 Nov 2019 | 01:06 AM UTC

Vanuatu: 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits near Sola November 6

Vanuatu News Alert

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off the east coast of Sola on November 6; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2019, 11:00 AM until 11/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Noumea). COUNTRY/REGION Vanuatu, Sola


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.8-magnitude earthquake around 32 km (20 mi) east-northeast of Sola on Wednesday, November 6. The quake hit around 11:39 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). No tsunami warning has been immediately issued. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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