A major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 08:52:02 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003q0q. Event ids that are associated: pt15293052, at00nwjgqr, us10003q0q. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 21:52:02 / October 20, 2015 @ 9:52 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Olry in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.3069° East, latitude -14.8615° South, depth = 131.04 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 131.04 km (81 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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