No tsunami threat after new Vanuatu earthquake

Strong earthquake strikes of the coast of Vanuatu


An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck of the coast of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There were no immediate reports of casualties of damage. No tsunami threat warnings were issued.

Preliminary Earthquake Report:

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Magnitude 6.0

Date-Time • 18 Jan 2019 13:18:32 UTC

• 19 Jan 2019 00:18:32 near epicenter

Location 19.208S 168.633E

Depth 45 km

Distances • 77.5 km (48.1 mi) WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu
• 166.4 km (103.2 mi) SSE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
• 237.2 km (147.1 mi) NE of W�, New Caledonia
• 397.3 km (246.3 mi) NE of Dumb�a, New Caledonia
• 400.9 km (248.5 mi) NNE of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 5.7 km