A major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.905° East, -14.19° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 08:23:49 / April 3, 2016 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt16094050, at00o51tzt. Unique identifier: pt16094050. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:23:49 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes 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: 77 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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