6.6 earthquake strikes Vanuatu


A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu at 18:06:36 UTC today, January 15, 2019.

The quake was located off-shore 104.9 km (65.1 miles) WNW of Sola, the capital village of Torba Province in Vanuatu on the island of Vanua Lava.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i Island.

There have been no reports of damages or injuries.


  • 104.9 km (65.1 mi) WNW of Sola, Vanuatu
  • 239.5 km (148.5 mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 509.7 km (316.0 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 834.0 km (517.1 mi) N of W, New Caledonia
  • 858.5 km (532.3 mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands