A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Vanuatu at 15:51 UTC on August 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.7 km (71.2 miles).
The epicenter was located 63 km (39 miles) SW of Sola (population 1,171), Vanuatu.
Some 20,000 people live within 100 km (62 miles).
No tsunami warnings, watches or advisories are in effect.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift