Vanuatu earthquake, very strong shock of magnitude 6.8

On July 26, 2023 at 14:44, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 and a depth of 10 km was recorded in Marino, Vanuatu. A tsunami alert was declared.

According to the Richter scale, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake is classified as “strong” and is described as follows: it can have a radius of 160 km where it can be destructive if the area is densely populated.

The closest locations are.
Port Olree, Sanma, Vanuatu
83.7 km (52 mi) WPopulation: 1951.
Luganville, Sanma, Vanuatu
97.9 km (60.8 mi) southwestPopulation: 13,397 people
Port Vila, Shefa, Vanuatu
315.8 km (196.2 mi) S.N. Population: 35901
Ve, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
668.2 km (415.2 mi) S.N. Population: 10,375 Population: 10,375
Paita, Southern Province, New Caledonia
815.4 km (506.7 mi) S.N. Population: 12,617

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