A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Olry in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:52:03 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4 East, latitude -14.8 South, depth = 117 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt15293052, at00nwjgqr. Id of event: at00nwjgqr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 21:52:03 / October 20, 2015 @ 9:52 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop), 145 km (90 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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