Strong earthquake magnitude 6.5 occurred at Vanuatu

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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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