A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.392 East, latitude -14.839 South, depth = 116.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.9 km (73 miles). Id of earthquake: pt15293052. Event ids that are associated: pt15293052. The temblor was picked up at 08:52:01 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 21:52:01 / October 20, 2015 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Sola, Luganville. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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