Strong earthquake magnitude 6.5 occurred at Vanuatu

Strong earthquake magnitude 6.5 occurred at Vanuatu

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.5 struck Vanuatu on April 14, 2012 at 22:05 UTC. The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu (18.998°S, 168.771°E). Recorded depth was 8.7 km (5.4 miles).

No tsunami warning was issued.

Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 22:05:26 UTC
  • Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 09:05:26 AM at epicenter
Location 18.998°S, 168.771°E
Depth 8.7 km (5.4 miles)
Region VANUATU
Distances 80 km (49 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
148 km (91 miles) SSE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
297 km (184 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
1864 km (1158 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 3.9 km (2.4 miles)
Parameters NST=331, Nph=340, Dmin=418.6 km, Rmss=0.93 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00093vj


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