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24 août 2019 | 16h18 UTC

Vanuatu: 6.0-magnitude offshore earthquake recorded August 25

Vanuatu Alerte de sécurité

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu August 25; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 24/8/2019, 12h00 until 25/8/2019, 11h59 (Pacific/Noumea). COUNTRY/REGION Vanuatu

Event

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Vanuatu, some 63 km (39 mi) southwest of Sola, early (local time) on Sunday, August 25. The US Tsunami Warning System did not immediately issue a tsunami alert in connection with the earthquake. No casualties or damages were immediately reported.

Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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 an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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