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06 Sep 2020 | 03:33 AM UTC

Vanuatu: 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Vanuatu on September 6

Vanuatu News Alert

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Vanuatu on September 6; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Noumea). COUNTRY/REGION Vanuatu

Event

On Sunday, September 6, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.2-magnitude earthquake 101 km (60 miles) NW of Port Vila, Vanuatu. The earthquake struck at a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles) at 14:19 (local time). No tsunami warning has been issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas 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 windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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