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Major earthquake 7.2 mag, 81 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.3465S, 166.8208WA major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 166.8208° East, latitude -14.3465° South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 08:23:53 / April 3, 2016 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 7.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:23:53 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005e8t. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16094050, at00o51tzt, us20005e8t. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Olry in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 136 km (84 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Sola.

Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.3465° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-03 08:23:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 08:59:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.82 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 798 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005e8t Id of event.
Event Code 20005e8t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16094050,at00o51tzt,us20005e8t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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