Shallow 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit offshore Mauritius – Reunion region

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Shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.7 hit Mauritius – Reunion region on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 UTC according to USGS. Recorded depth was 9.8 km (6.1 miles). Epicenter was located far away from land, 387 km (240 miles) NE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius (17.593°S, 66.363°E). No tsunami was expected from this one.

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Magnitude 6.7
Date-Time
  • Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 05:33:31 UTC
  • Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 09:33:31 AM at epicenter
Location 17.593°S, 66.363°E
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region MAURITIUS – REUNION REGION
Distances 387 km (240 miles) NE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius
388 km (241 miles) NE of Ile Rodrigues, Northern Mariana Islands
954 km (592 miles) ENE of Bel Air, Mauritius
955 km (593 miles) ENE of Centre de Flacq, Mauritius
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 20.3 km (12.6 miles); depth +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles)
Parameters NST= 62, Nph= 62, Dmin=980.7 km, Rmss=1.56 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000bgdg

 

This is third 6.4+ earthquake in last 24 hours. Earlier we saw 6.4 Simelue, Indonesia and 6.5 Solomon Islands, both at depth of 22 km.

After todays 6.7 in Mauritius followed 5.2 south of Fiji Islands at depth of 329 km and 4.9 North Island, New Zealand at depth of 32.9 km.

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